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What does "Turgid" mean?


(a.) 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.) Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious; bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking

Synonyms bombastic, large, rhetorical, orotund, tumid, declamatory

Word Family turgidities, turgidity, turgidly