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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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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.
Unwilling to have sex with a seemingly real connoisseur, Lulu Smith, he rapes his sister and feels absolutely frustrated: "I sat there in the lonely detumescent blankness, numbed by this final humiliation into the realization that this was no real girl beside me, this was no true representative of that sex; this was no boy, certainly, nor was it finally a girl--it was my sister, after all" (23).
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.
At dawn, the children trudged uphill with their cauldrons and spears, around the detumescent bodies of the adults who were so easily excited, so easily satisfied.