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turbid

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adjective tur·bid \ˈtər-bəd\

Simple Definition of turbid

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

Full Definition of turbid

  1. 1a :  thick or opaque with or as if with roiled sediment <a turbid stream>b :  heavy with smoke or mist

  2. 2a :  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 play \ˌtər-ˈbi-də-tē\ noun
tur·bid·ly play \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

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turbid

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adjective tur·bid \ˈtər-bəd\

Medical Definition of turbid

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




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