Origin of torrid
Synonyms for torrid
Antonyms for torrid
Related Words for torridityfever, fervor, sultriness, hotness, warmth, incandescence, warmness, calefaction, swelter
Word Origin for torrid
1580s, in torrid zone "region of the earth between the tropics," from Latin torrida zona, from fem. of torridus "dried with heat, scorching hot," from torrere "to parch," from PIE root *ters- "to dry" (see terrain). Sense of "very hot" is first attested 1610s.