What Is Intumescent?

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Intumescent is the abnormal distension that usually occurs to fluids or gases usually when exposed to heat or flames. Intumenscence refers to the increase in volume of fluids when heated often accompanied by discharge of water.
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in·tu·mes·cence
[in-too-mes-uhns, -tyoo-]
NOUN
1.
a swelling up, as with congestion.
2.
the state of being swollen.
3.
a swollen mass.
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An intumescent is a substance which swells due to heat exposure, thus increasing in volume, and decreasing in density. It also refers to swelling up with blood or other fluids or gas.
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