- The definition of turgid is something swollen or bloated, or language or style that is designed to show-off.
- When your stomach is bloated and swollen, this is an example of a situation where it would be described as a turgid stomach.
- When someone talks all the time about how great and wealthy he is, this is an example of something that would be described as turgid conversation.
turgid definition by Webster's New World
- swollen; distended
- bombastic; pompous; grandiloquent
Origin: Classical Latin turgidus ; from turgere, to swell
turgid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Excessively ornate or complex in style or language; grandiloquent: turgid prose.
- Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated: a turgid bladder; turgid veins.
Origin: Latin turgidus, from turgēre, to be swollen.
- tur·gidˈi·ty, turˈgid·ness noun
- turˈgid·ly adverb
turgid - Medical Definition
Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated; tumid.