- turgor pressure,
Origin of turgid
Examples from the Web for turgid
Smith faxed a turgid apologia over to Bullock on Sunday, a mere three weeks after her relationship with James came to light.
His familiar style was dry and turgid: if the style exhibit the man, how I pity M. de Blacas!Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I|Fleury de Chaboulon.
Here they dropped to a walk as they splashed their way through the turgid stream.The Twins of Suffering Creek|Ridgwell Cullum
In what raptures have I seen an audience, at the furious fustian and turgid rants in Nat.The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor|Samuel James Arnold
Word Origin for turgid
1610s, from Latin turgidus "swollen, inflated," from turgere "to swell," of unknown origin. Figurative use in reference to prose is from 1725. Related: Turgidly; turgidness.