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Meaning of TURGID

Pronunciation:  'turjid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids"; "swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy tumid flesh"
  2. [adj]  ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"

TURGID is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bloated, bombastic, declamatory, distended, large, orotund, puffed, puffy, rhetorical, swollen, tumescent, tumid, unhealthy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tur"gid\, a. [L. turgidus, from turgere to swell.]
1. Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent
   or expansive force; swelled; swollen; bloated; inflated;
   tumid; -- especially applied to an enlarged part of the
   body; as, a turgid limb; turgid fruit.

         A bladder . . . held near the fire grew turgid.

2. Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious;
   bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking. --
   {Tur"gid*ly}, adv. -- {Tur"gid*ness}, n.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Swollen due to high fluid content. Compare flaccid.