un-turbid

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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