Sunday, October 18, 2009
turbid adjective [TUR-bid] Muddy; thick with or as if with roiled sediment; not clear; -- used of liquids of any kind.
Definitions for turbid
- Muddy; thick with or as if with roiled sediment; not clear; -- used of liquids of any kind.
- Thick; dense; dark; -- used of clouds, air, fog, smoke, etc.
- 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.
Rough or smooth, the Irish Sea at Blackpool is always turbid. Beneath the murk float unspeakable things.
Origin of turbid
Turbid comes from Latin turbidus, "confused, disordered," from turba, "disturbance, commotion."