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Wednesday, December 05, 2001

Definitions for turbid

  1. Muddy; thick with or as if with roiled sediment; not clear; -- used of liquids of any kind.
  2. Thick; dense; dark; -- used of clouds, air, fog, smoke, etc.
  3. Disturbed; confused; disordered.

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Citations for turbid
Although both are found in the same waters, black crappies usually prefer clearer, quieter water, while white crappies flourish in warmer, siltier and more turbid water. Tim Eisele, Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin)
Rough or smooth, the Irish Sea at Blackpool is always turbid. Beneath the murk float unspeakable things. David Walker, Independent
Origin of turbid
1620-1630
Turbid comes from Latin turbidus, "confused, disordered," from turba, "disturbance, commotion."