turbid

[tur-bid]
adjective
1.
not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment or the like; clouded; opaque; obscured: the turbid waters near the waterfall.
2.
thick or dense, as smoke or clouds.
3.
confused; muddled; disturbed.

Origin:
1620–30; < Latin turbidus disturbed, equivalent to turb(āre) to disturb (derivative of turba turmoil) + -idus -id4

turbidity, turbidness, noun
turbidly, adverb
unturbid, adjective
unturbidly, adverb

1. torpid, turbid, turgid ; 2. turbid, turgid.


1. murky, cloudy, roiled, muddy.
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turbid (ˈtɜːbɪd)
 
adj
1.  muddy or opaque, as a liquid clouded with a suspension of particles
2.  dense, thick, or cloudy: turbid fog
3.  in turmoil or confusion
 
[C17: from Latin turbidus, from turbāre to agitate, from turba crowd]
 
tur'bidity
 
n
 
'turbidness
 
n
 
'turbidly
 
adv

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turbid
1626, from L. turbidus "muddy, full of confusion," from turbare "to confuse, bewilder," from turba "turmoil, crowd," probably from Gk. tyrbe "turmoil."
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turbid tur·bid (tûr'bĭd)
adj.
Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended; muddy; cloudy.


tur·bid'i·ty n.
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Example sentences
Therefore, while churning the bottom and emitting sediment into the water,
  there will be huge increases in turbidity.
Sediment waves form as turbidity currents spill out of the canyons.
Turbidity is the amount of particulate matter that is suspended in water.
Turbidity has no health effects, but can interfere with disinfection and
  provide a medium for microbial growth.
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