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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Torrid  \Tor"rid\,  a.  [L.  torridus  fr  torrere  to  parch,  to 
  burn,  akin  to  E.  Thist:  cf  F.  torride.  See  {Thirst}.] 
  1.  Parched;  dried  with  heat;  as  a  torrid  plain  or  desert. 
  ``Barca  or  Cyrene's  torrid  soil.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Violenty  hot;  drying  or  scorching  with  heat;  burning; 
  parching.  ``Torrid  heat.''  --Milton. 
 
  {Torrid  zone}  (Geog.),  that  space  or  board  belt  of  the  earth, 
  included  between  the  tropics,  over  which  the  sun  is 
  vertical  at  some  period  of  every  year,  and  the  heat  is 
  always  great. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  torrid 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  intense  emotion;  "ardent  love";  "an  ardent 
  lover";  "a  burning  enthusiasm";  "a  fervent  desire  to 
  change  society";  "a  fervent  admirer";  "fiery  oratory"; 
  "an  impassioned  appeal";  "a  torrid  love  affair"  [syn: 
  {ardent},  {burning(a)},  {fervent},  {fervid},  {fiery}, 
  {impassioned},  {perfervid}] 
  2:  emotionally  charged  and  vigorously  energetic;  "a  torrid 
  dance";  "torrid  jazz  bands";  "hot  trumpets  and  torrid 
  rhythms" 
  3:  burning  hot;  extremely  and  unpleasantly  hot;  "the  torrid 
  noonday  sun";  "sultry  sands  of  the  dessert"  [syn:  {sultry}] 




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