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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TUMESCENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tumescence/ (accessed September 25, 2021).