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detumescence

the subsidence of a swelling, esp the return of a swollen organ, such as the penis, to the flaccid state
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However painful, however detumescent a thud back down to earth, it is important to bear witness to how these ideals pay out.
(I.viii.24.6-9) By echoing this description of detumescent male self-confidence, Amoretti 58 subtly characterizes "weake flesh" as simultaneously masculine and feminine, the lady as well as the poet subject to the pulls of passion.
(43) The claim that Euripides (or more properly the figures in his dramas) has "lost his oil jar" would then involve a slur on his virility, impugning his manhood, and suggesting that he had become detumescent (or, in one critic's idiomatic rendering, had "lost his balls"), (44) or that he simply could not achieve the amorous rendezvous that he sought.