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turgid in Literature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishturgidtur‧gid /ˈtɜːdʒɪd $ ˈtɜːr-/ adjective formal  1 ALBORINGturgid writing or speech is boring and difficult to understand syn dull a turgid Social Science textbook2 BIGfull and swollen with liquid or airturgidity /tɜːˈdʒɪdəti $ tɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
turgidHe found the whole conversation stilted and turgid.All it seemed to do was circulate the warm turgid air.Not far away a turgid and fast moving river rushed southward in narrow gorges.The grunt had disappeared and her udder hung heavy and turgid between her legs.As the big vessel came up tense and turgid I thrust in the needle and injected the adrenalin.What I needed now was a really violent interlude to liven up the otherwise turgid plot.turgid technical manuals