turgid

[tur-jid]
adjective
1.
swollen; distended; tumid.
2.
inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic: turgid language.

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

turgidity, turgidness, noun
turgidly, adverb
unturgid, adjective
unturgidly, adverb

1. torpid, turbid, turgid ; 2. turbid, turgid.
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turgid (ˈtɜːdʒɪd)
 
adj
1.  swollen and distended; congested
2.  (of style or language) pompous and high-flown; bombastic
 
[C17: from Latin turgidus, from turgēre to swell]
 
tur'gidity
 
n
 
'turgidness
 
n
 
'turgidly
 
adv

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turgid
1620, from L. turgidus "swollen, inflated," from turgere "to swell," of unknown origin. Fig. use in reference to prose is from 1725.
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turgid tur·gid (tûr'jĭd)
adj.
Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated; tumid.

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Bloom: a severe overpopulation of aquatic algae, characterized by serious green turgidity.
The unusual dry spell that has occurred recently has caused the plants to lose turgidity.
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