WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
tur•gid /ˈtɝdʒɪd/USA pronunciation adj.  Pathologyswollen. (of language) pompous; overblown;
bombastic:turgid prose.
tur•gid•i•ty /tərˈdʒɪdɪti/USA pronunciationn. [uncountable]
tur•gid•ly, adv. 


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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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