adjective \ˈtər-bəd\

of a liquid : not clean or clear : cloudy or muddy

Full Definition of TURBID

a :  thick or opaque with or as if with roiled sediment <a turbid stream>
b :  heavy with smoke or mist
a :  deficient in clarity or purity :  foul, muddy <turbid depths of degradation and misery — C. I. Glicksberg>
b :  characterized by or producing obscurity (as of mind or emotions) <an emotionally turbid response>
tur·bid·i·ty \ˌtər-ˈbi-də-tē\ noun
tur·bid·ly \ˈtər-bəd-lē\ adverb
tur·bid·ness noun

Examples of TURBID

  1. <the pond water became turbid from our swimming and splashing>

Origin of TURBID

Latin turbidus confused, turbid, from turba confusion, crowd, probably from Greek tyrbē confusion
First Known Use: 1626

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

Rhymes with TURBID


adjective \ˈtər-bəd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TURBID

: thick or opaque with matter in suspension : cloudy or muddy in appearance <turbid urine>


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