Definition of turbid in English:

turbid

Line breaks: tur¦bid
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːbɪd
 
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adjective

1(Of a liquid) cloudy, opaque, or thick with suspended matter: the turbid estuary
More example sentences
  • Cloudy or turbid water can quickly clog a filter and shorten the life of the unit.
  • Although they prefer clear, fresh running water, they seasonally adapt to turbid water caused by runoff and flooding during the rainy season.
  • Visual signals are also used in aquatic environments, however turbid water reduces visibility very rapidly and may adversely effect visual communication.
Synonyms
murky, muddy, thick; opaque, cloudy, clouded; North Americanriled, roily, roiled
rare feculent
1.1Confused or obscure in meaning or effect: a turbid piece of cinéma vérité

Origin

late Middle English (in the figurative sense): from Latin turbidus, from turba 'a crowd, a disturbance'.

Derivatives

turbidity

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪdɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • The region's health officials now require lower levels of turbidity in drinking water.
  • They increase turbidity, feed on molluscs, crustaceans, insect larvae, plankton and seeds and carry the anchor worm that harms native fish such as the Murray cod and silver perch.
  • Suspended solids and turbidity were significantly greater in the small gizzard shad treatment relative to the other treatments.

turbidly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Phoenicians creatively and turbidly cope with their water emergency.

turbidness

noun
More example sentences
  • Water turbidness can be simulated with a fog effect.

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