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turgid

[ tur-jid ]
/ ˈtɜr dʒɪd /
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adjective
swollen; distended; tumid.
inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic: turgid language.
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Origin of turgid

1660–70; <Latin turgidus, equivalent to turg(ēre) to swell + -idus-id4

OTHER WORDS FROM turgid

tur·gid·i·ty, tur·gid·ness, nountur·gid·ly, adverbun·tur·gid, adjectiveun·tur·gid·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH turgid

torpid, turbid, turgid
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British Dictionary definitions for turgid

turgid
/ (ˈtɜːdʒɪd) /

adjective
swollen and distended; congested
(of style or language) pompous and high-flown; bombastic

Derived forms of turgid

turgidity or turgidness, nounturgidly, adverb

Word Origin for turgid

C17: from Latin turgidus, from turgēre to swell
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Medical definitions for turgid

turgid
[ tûrjĭd ]

adj.
Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated; tumid.
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