lucid

[ loo-sid ]
/ ˈlu sɪd /

adjective

easily understood; completely intelligible or comprehensible: a lucid explanation.
characterized by clear perception or understanding; rational or sane: a lucid moment in his madness.
shining or bright.
clear; pellucid; transparent.

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Origin of lucid

1575–85; <Latin lūcidus, equivalent to lūc-, stem of lūxlight1 + -idus-id4

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British Dictionary definitions for lucid

lucid
/ (ˈluːsɪd) /

adjective

readily understood; clear
shining or glowing
psychiatry of or relating to a period of normality between periods of insane or irresponsible behaviour

Derived forms of lucid

lucidity or lucidness, nounlucidly, adverb

Word Origin for lucid

C16: from Latin lūcidus full of light, from lūx light
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