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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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TU'MID, adjective [Latin tumidus, from tumeo, to swell.]

1. Being swelled, enlarged or distended; as a tumid leg; tumid flesh.

2. Protuberant; rising above the level.

So high as heav'd the tumid hills.

3. Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; puffy; bombastic; falsely sublime; as a tumid expression; a tumid style.