- The definition of turbid is cloudy because of sediment mixed up in the fluid.
An example of something turbid are the waters in a storm drain which is close to road construction.
- muddy or cloudy from having the sediment stirred up
- thick, dense, or dark, as clouds or smoke
- confused; perplexed; muddled
Origin of turbidClassical Latin turbidus ; from turba, a crowd ; from Indo-European an unverified form turb- ; from base an unverified form twer-, to stir up from source Old English thwirel, stirring rod, churn handle
- Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended; muddy: turbid water.
- Heavy, dark, or dense, as smoke or fog.
- In a state of turmoil; muddled: turbid feelings.
Origin of turbidLatin turbidus, disordered, from turba, turmoil, probably from Greek turbē.
- tur′bid·ness, tur·bid′i·ty
(comparative more turbid, superlative most turbid)
From Latin turbidus (“disturbed”), from turba (“mass, throng, crowd, tumult, disturbance”).