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Topic: METEOROLOGY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: torridus, from torrere 'to dry with heat, burn'

torrid

adjective
     
tor‧rid
1 involving strong emotions, especially of sexual love:
a torrid love affair
2 literaryHEM torrid weather is very hot:
the torrid desert sun
3 British English a torrid time is a very difficult one:
He had a torrid time out there on the racetrack.
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