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Meaning of TURGID

Pronunciation:  'turjid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids"; "swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy tumid flesh"
  2. [adj]  ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"
 

TURGID is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: bloated, bombastic, declamatory, distended, large, orotund, puffed, puffy, rhetorical, swollen, tumescent, tumid, unhealthy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tur"gid\, a. [L. turgidus, from turgere to swell.]
1. Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent
   or expansive force; swelled; swollen; bloated; inflated;
   tumid; -- especially applied to an enlarged part of the
   body; as, a turgid limb; turgid fruit.

         A bladder . . . held near the fire grew turgid.
                                               --Boyle.

2. Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious;
   bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking. --
   {Tur"gid*ly}, adv. -- {Tur"gid*ness}, n.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Swollen due to high fluid content. Compare flaccid.
 

 

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