Word of the DaySunday, October 18, 2009
\TUR-bid\ , adjective;
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.
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, "Crappie Facts", Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), May 8, 1998
Rough or smooth, the Irish Sea at Blackpool is always turbid. Beneath the murk float unspeakable things.
-- David Walker, "Is Labour right to end its affair with Blackpool? YES says David", Independent, March 26, 1998
Wesley's mind seems at this time to have been in a turbid and restless state.
-- W. B. Stonehouse, The History and Topography of the Isle of Axholme
Turbid comes from Latin turbidus, "confused, disordered," from turba, "disturbance, commotion."
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