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turgid

[tur-jid] /ˈtɜr dʒɪd/
adjective
1.
swollen; distended; tumid.
2.
inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic:
turgid language.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin turgidus, equivalent to turg(ēre) to swell + -idus -id4
Related forms
turgidity, turgidness, noun
turgidly, adverb
unturgid, adjective
unturgidly, adverb
Can be confused
torpid, turbid, turgid.
turbid, turgid.
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British Dictionary definitions for turgidness

turgid

/ˈtɜːdʒɪd/
adjective
1.
swollen and distended; congested
2.
(of style or language) pompous and high-flown; bombastic
Derived Forms
turgidity, turgidness, noun
turgidly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin turgidus, from turgēre to swell
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Word Origin and History for turgidness

turgid

adj.

1610s, from Latin turgidus "swollen, inflated," from turgere "to swell," of unknown origin. Figurative use in reference to prose is from 1725. Related: Turgidly; turgidness.

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turgidness in Medicine

turgid tur·gid (tûr'jĭd)
adj.
Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated; tumid.

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