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Meaning of TORRID

Pronunciation:  'torid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot; "the torrid noonday sun"; "sultry sands of the dessert"
  2. [adj]  emotionally charged and vigorously energetic; "a torrid dance"; "torrid jazz bands"; "hot trumpets and torrid rhythms"
  3. [adj]  characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a burning enthusiasm"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"

TORRID is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: ardent, burning(a), fervent, fervid, fiery, hot, impassioned, passionate, perfervid, sultry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tor"rid\, a. [L. torridus, fr. torrere to parch, to
burn, akin to E. Thist: cf. F. torride. See {Thirst}.]
1. Parched; dried with heat; as, a torrid plain or desert.
   ``Barca or Cyrene's torrid soil.'' --Milton.

2. Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning;
   parching. ``Torrid heat.'' --Milton.

{Torrid zone} (Geog.), that space or board belt of the earth,
   included between the tropics, over which the sun is
   vertical at some period of every year, and the heat is
   always great.