[ tawr-id, tor- ]
/ ˈtɔr ɪd, ˈtɒr- /
subject to parching or burning heat, especially of the sun, as a geographical area: the torrid sands of the Sahara.
oppressively hot, parching, or burning, as climate, weather, or air.
ardent; passionate: a torrid love story.
Origin of torrid
tor·rid·i·ty, tor·rid·ness, nountor·rid·ly, adverbhy·per·tor·rid, adjectivehy·per·tor·rid·ly, adverb
hy·per·tor·rid·ness, nounun·tor·rid, adjectiveun·tor·rid·ly, adverbun·tor·rid·ness, nounun·tor·rid·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for torridity
/ (ˈtɒrɪd) /
so hot and dry as to parch or scorch
arid or parched
highly charged emotionallya torrid love scene
Derived Formstorridity or torridness, nountorridly, adverb
Word Origin for torrid
C16: from Latin torridus, from torrēre to scorch
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Science definitions for torridity
[ tôr′ĭd ]
Parched with the heat of the sun.
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