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limpid

[lim-pid] /ˈlɪm pɪd/
adjective
1.
clear, transparent, or pellucid, as water, crystal, or air:
We could see to the very bottom of the limpid pond.
2.
free from obscurity; lucid; clear:
a limpid style; limpid prose.
3.
completely calm; without distress or worry:
a limpid, emotionless existence.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin limpidus clear. See lymph, -id4
Related forms
limpidity, limpidness, noun
limpidly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for limpidity

limpid

/ˈlɪmpɪd/
adjective
1.
clear or transparent
2.
(esp of writings, style, etc) free from obscurity
3.
calm; peaceful
Derived Forms
limpidity, limpidness, noun
limpidly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from French limpide, from Latin limpidus clear
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Word Origin and History for limpidity
n.

1650s, from French limpidité or directly from Late Latin limpiditatem (nominative limpiditas) "clarity," from Latin limpidus (see limpid).

limpid

adj.

c.1600, from French limpide (15c.) and directly from Latin limpidus "clear," from limpa "water goddess, water;" probably cognate with lympha "clear liquid" (see lymph). Related: Limpidly.

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