Definition of torrid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɒrɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːrɪd//
    , NAmE//ˈtɑːrɪd//
    [usually before noun] Love
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  1. 1full of strong emotions, especially connected with sex and love synonym passionate a torrid love affair See related entries: Love
  2. 2(formal) (of a climate or country) very hot or dry a torrid summer
  3. 3(British English) very difficult They face a torrid time in tonight's game.
  4. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French torride or Latin torridus, from torrere ‘parch, scorch’.
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