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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: turgidus, from turgere 'to be swollen'

turgid

adjective
     
Related topics: Literature
tur‧gid formal
1AL turgid writing or speech is boring and difficult to understand [= dull]:
a turgid Social Science textbook
2 full and swollen with liquid or air
turgidity noun [uncountable]

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