TUMESCENCE By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 noun. a state of inflammation or being inflamed, as in inflammation of the clitoris or penis as an outcome of carnal arousal. TUMESCENCE: "The patient presented in the emergency room with signs of tumescence." Related Psychology Terms VAGINAL ORGASM PENETRATION VULVAL ORGASM PARAPHILIA ZOOERASTY POLYITEROPHILIA PORNOGRAPHY PREPUCE AMBIGUOUS GENITALIA MASTURBATION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TUMESCENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tumescence/ (accessed November 30, 2019).