[ UK /ɪntjuːmˈɛsənt/ ]
  1. abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
    eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
    swollen hands
    tumescent tissue
    puffy tumid flesh
    he had a grossly distended stomach
    hungry children with bloated stomachs
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How To Use intumescent In A Sentence

  • Columns of the arcade are simply the rolled steel members of the frame, exposed and made silver with intumescent paint.
  • Bodywork is protected by military-grade sacrificial thermo-ceramic intumescent paints (swelling, heat-resistant paint to you and me), and windows and bodywork are further insulated by advanced aerogel laminated insulation. Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
  • Each tendon consists of one or more steel prestressing strands coated with a proprietary intumescent material.
  • While not the only intumescent fire retardant coating on the market, ICYNENE ShelterShield ™ represents a breakthrough - employing a technology not used before in the spray foam industry. Business Wire Travel News
  • ShelterShield ™, an intumescent fire retardant coating that is available exclusively to Icynene Business Wire Travel News
  • Had Cleveland done naught else evil he would have damned himself everlastingly by pulling this intumescent jay out of a Nebraska turnip-patch to make him a cabinet clerk. The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10
  • Although Jay Jay finds it necessary to mix display ads with his reading matter to make the latter palatable, he declares that his painful monthly emission has "the largest circulation of any medical magazine in the world" -- thereby indicating that while his mentality may be atrophied, his imagination is intumescent. The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10
  • Of hip joint lymphatic and intumescent, very painful, what reason is knowing?
  • Such alternative materials could have been spray-on nano-thermites substituted for intumescent paint or Interchar-like fireproofing primers (NASA 2006). 20 « August « 2008 « Niqnaq
  • If alternative panels cannot be used then the ends of the sandwich panels must be sealed and locked together in a non-combustible wall intumescent seal.
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