Definition of turgid in English:


Syllabification: tur·gid
Pronunciation: /ˈtərjid




Pronunciation: /tərˈjiditē/
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  • The subsequent wilting phase affects the turgidity of the whole flower and there is a loss of colour intensity.
  • Those who post articles here or set up new websites aren't afraid of length or turgidity, and this is territory where issues is not a bad word.
  • Any fears of unnecessary verbosity and turgidity are misplaced.


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  • The keyboards were among the worst, least responsive and accurate I've ever used anywhere, and the operating system seemed turgidly slow and reluctant even when compared with my four-year old Celeron 400 system.
  • I'm not referring here to fidgeting uncomfortably while an unseasoned actor lurches turgidly through thousands of rhyming couplets.
  • The day I was there, the head of the OEB hearing panel was turgidly churning through a ruling on energy conservation plans.


early 17th century: from Latin turgidus, from turgere 'to swell'.


On the differences in use between turgid and turbid, see turbid (usage).

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