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



    BrE BrE//ˈtɜːdʒɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrdʒɪd//
    (formal) Describing a story
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  1. 1(of language, writing, etc.) boring, complicated and difficult to understand turgid prose See related entries: Describing a story
  2. 2swollen; containing more water than usual the turgid waters of the Thames
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin turgidus, from turgere ‘to swell’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: turgid