Turgid meaning

tûrjĭd
Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated.

A turgid bladder; turgid veins.

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Excessively ornate or complex in style or language; grandiloquent.

Turgid prose.

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Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated.

A turgid bladder; turgid veins.

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Swollen; distended.
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So bombastic and congested as to obscure meaning.

A turgid writing style.

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Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent, especially fluid, or expansive force.

I have a turgid limb.

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(of language or style) Overly complex and difficult to understand; grandiloquent; bombastic.
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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.

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Origin of turgid

  • Latin turgidus from turgēre to be swollen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin turgidus (“swollen, inflated"), from Latin turgeō (“to swell").

    From Wiktionary