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tumid

bulging or protuberant
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tumid

[′tü·məd]
(biology)
Marked by swelling or inflation.
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According to critic Lucy Rhyne, "In the dramatic space of this ode, Keats manages to observe autumn without concern for winter, or for his own death, both events that he knows are inevitable." (32) The poem indeed overflows with a sense of saturation, a sensual depiction of tumidity and fertility.
But even more irritating may be the African tumidity, with which he in flated his style beyond the limits of shame, at least in those books which he wished men of learning to read.'