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torrid

[tawr-id, tor-] /ˈtɔr ɪd, ˈtɒr-/
adjective
1.
subject to parching or burning heat, especially of the sun, as a geographical area:
the torrid sands of the Sahara.
2.
oppressively hot, parching, or burning, as climate, weather, or air.
3.
ardent; passionate:
a torrid love story.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin torridus dried up, parched, equivalent to torr(ēre) to parch, burn (see torrent, thirst) + -idus -id4
Related forms
torridity, torridness, noun
torridly, adverb
hypertorrid, adjective
hypertorridly, adverb
hypertorridness, noun
untorrid, adjective
untorridly, adverb
untorridness, noun
untorridity, noun
Synonyms
1. tropical. 2. scorching, fiery.
Antonyms
1. arctic. 2. frigid. 3. cool.
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British Dictionary definitions for torridly

torrid

/ˈtɒrɪd/
adjective
1.
so hot and dry as to parch or scorch
2.
arid or parched
3.
highly charged emotionally: a torrid love scene
Derived Forms
torridity, torridness, noun
torridly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin torridus, from torrēre to scorch
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Contemporary definitions for torridly
adjective

intensely emotional; passionate

Word Origin

Latin torrere 'to dry with heat'

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Word Origin and History for torridly

torrid

adj.

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.

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torridly in Science
torrid
  (tôr'ĭd)   
Parched with the heat of the sun.
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