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Tuesday, July 06, 1999

Definitions for torrid

  1. Violently hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching; as, "torrid heat."
  2. Characterized by intense emotion; as, "a torrid love affair."
  3. Emotionally charged and vigorously energetic; as, "a torrid dance."

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Citations for torrid
Cyrene's torrid soil Milton,
Taniperla is a tumbledown coffee-farming outpost in torrid lowlands in Chiapas state. , New York Times
Origin of torrid
1580-1590
Torrid derives from Latin torridus, parched, burnt, dry, from torreo, torrere, to burn, parch, dry up with heat or thirst. The noun form of the word is torridness or torridity.
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