TUMESCENCE By N., Sam M.S. - 4 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 Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams DREAM-STATE (D-STATE, REM- STATE) LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY OBJECT RELATIONSHIP SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY SCHIZOPHRENIA (OTHER TYPES) DIRECT ANALYSIS Dissociative Identity Disorder Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "TUMESCENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tumescence/ (accessed November 30, 2022).