American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended; muddy: turbid water.
- adj. Heavy, dark, or dense, as smoke or fog.
- adj. In a state of turmoil; muddled: turbid feelings.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Properly, having the lees disturbed; in a more general sense, muddy; foul with extraneous matter; thick; not clear; used of liquids of any kind, or of color.
- Confused; disordered; disquieted; disturbed.
- adj. Having the lees or sediment disturbed; roiled; muddy; thick; not clear; -- used of liquids of any kind.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not clear; having suspended matter that scatters light passing through; having the lees or sediment disturbed; roiled; muddy; thick; -- used of liquids of any kind
- adj. Disturbed; confused; disordered.
- adj. (of liquids) clouded as with sediment
- From Latin turbidus ("disturbed"), from turba ("mass, throng, crowd, tumult, disturbance"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin turbidus, disordered, from turba, turmoil, probably from Greek turbē. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This adaptation allows the fish to live in turbid, stagnant waters low in dissolved oxygen: under such conditions, it may obtain as much as 70 percent of the oxygen it needs from the atmosphere.”
“To unite a killer mix of artificial and live bait — giving a larger, bulkier target in turbid waters — hook a minnow in the head on the middle treble, adding a treble stinger if strikes are short, and drop it to the bottom.”
“Weary of waiting longer for the weather, we start at last on a somewhat doubtful morning, and find the paths wet and slippery, and the mountain streams all turbid from the rain of the last three days.”
“; the river raced in turbid waves; the sand drove in clouds; and the face of the sky was darkened as if by a London fog.”
“Flies: The traditional advice is to use black in turbid water and light colors in clear water, but I’ve always had better results with darker flies — black, green, and brown.”
““Match the hue to the water conditions: black in turbid water, bright colors in stained, and silver in clear, for example. “”
“Let us carry our experiments a step further, and see what effect what is known as a turbid medium has upon the illuminating value of different parts of the spectrum.”
“Richard Lenski (concerning turbidity), and then search the pdf for "turbid" for me to observe that the actual data are not there.”
“DOH Director for Cagayan de Oro Jaime Bernadas, in his report to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, said the water supply became "turbid" after a heavy rain last week.”
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