Published: 1st September 2021
Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Great Tumefaction. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/astroeschatology/astricism. Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].
the predicted future event in which the Sun expands and eventually engulfs the Earth.
DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES
ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY
Astro-English: from Astronese, the word tumefaction is used to denote “that which is swollen” or “that which is expanding”; use of the word great denotes a significant event or phenomena that is universally relevant; in the context of outer space, this phrase therefore means “the inevitable swelling of the Sun to the point at which is will engulf Earth.”
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