turgid

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adjective tur·gid \ˈtər-jəd\

Definition of turgid

  1. 1 :  excessively embellished in style or language :  bombastic, pompous turgid prose

  2. 2 :  being in a state of distension :  swollen, tumid turgid limbs; especially :  exhibiting turgor

turgidity

play \ˌtər-ˈji-də-tē\ noun

turgidly

play \ˈtər-jəd-lē\ adverb

turgidness

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Examples of turgid in a Sentence

  1. turgid leeches having had their fill of blood

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Origin and Etymology of turgid

Latin turgidus, from turgēre to be swollen


First Known Use: 1620

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TURGID Defined for English Language Learners

turgid

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adjective

Definition of turgid for English Language Learners

  • : very complicated and difficult to understand

  • : larger or fuller than normal because of swelling


Medical Dictionary

turgid

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adjective tur·gid \ˈtər-jəd\

Medical Definition of turgid

  1. :  being in a normal or abnormal state of distension :  swollen, tumid turgid limbs turgid living cells



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