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turgid


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Turgid  \Tur"gid\,  a.  [L.  turgidus,  from  turgere  to  swell.] 
  1.  Distended  beyond  the  natural  state  by  some  internal  agent 
  or  expansive  force;  swelled;  swollen;  bloated;  inflated; 
  tumid;  --  especially  applied  to  an  enlarged  part  of  the 
  body;  as  a  turgid  limb;  turgid  fruit. 
 
  A  bladder  .  .  .  held  near  the  fire  grew  turgid. 
  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  Swelling  in  style  or  language;  vainly  ostentatious; 
  bombastic;  pompous;  as  a  turgid  style  of  speaking.  -- 
  {Tur"gid*ly},  adv  --  {Tur"gid*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  turgid 
  adj  :  ostentatiously  lofty  in  style;  "a  man  given  to  large  talk"; 
  "tumid  political  prose"  [syn:  {bombastic},  {declamatory}, 
  {large},  {orotund},  {tumid}] 




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