detumescence detumescence

Definition(s):

  • (n) diminution of swelling; the subsidence of anything swollen

Usage(s):

  1. This is the mind's natural reflex of tedium and disgust, much like the revulsion and detumescence experienced after watching hard-core pornography for a little while.
  2. Faced with this boy-loses-girl plot, Director Edward Zwick might have tried dramatizing the poignant detumescence of a love affair.
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