Wednesday, September 10, 2008
torrid adjective [TOR-uhd] Violently hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching; as, "torrid heat."
Definitions for torrid
- Violently hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching; as, "torrid heat."
- Characterized by intense emotion; as, "a torrid love affair."
- Emotionally charged and vigorously energetic; as, "a torrid dance."
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Citations for torrid
Cyrene's torrid soil
Taniperla is a tumbledown coffee-farming outpost in torrid lowlands in Chiapas state.
Origin of torrid
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.