de- + tumesce
- (UK) IPA(key): /diːtjuːˈmɛs/, /diːtʃuːˈmɛs/
detumesce (third-person singular simple present detumesces, present participle detumescing, simple past and past participle detumesced)
- (intransitive, of sexual organs) To leave the erect, sexually aroused state.
- (intransitive, of a person) To lose one's sexual arousal: to experience the detumescence of one's sexual organs.
- (transitive) To cause (a person) to detumesce: to induce detumescence.