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De·tu·mes·cence (ˌdiːtjʊˈmɛsəns):
origin: Latin; "dtumscere"= to subside & "de-" + "tumscere"= to swell

noun [adj: Detumescent]
Reduction or lessening of a swelling, in particular the restoration of a swollen organ or part to normal size. → example: male genitalia, or perhaps one's metaphorical head!

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