WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
tur•gid /ˈtɜrdʒɪd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Pathologyswollen.
  2. (of language) pompous; overblown;
    bombastic:turgid prose.
tur•gid•i•ty /tərˈdʒɪdɪti/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
tur•gid•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
tur•gid  (tûrjid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Pathologyswollen;
  2. inflated, overblown, or pompous;
    bombastic:turgid language.
tur•gidi•ty, turgid•ness, n. 
turgid•ly, adv. 
  • Latin turgidus, equivalent. to turg(ēre) to swell + -idus -id4
  • 1660–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

turgid /ˈtɜːdʒɪd/ adj
  1. swollen and distended; congested
  2. (of style or language) pompous and high-flown; bombastic
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin turgidus, from turgēre to swell

turˈgidity, ˈturgidness n ˈturgidly adv

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