Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being turbid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being turbid; muddiness; foulness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being turbid; turbidity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. muddiness created by stirring up sediment or having foreign particles suspended

Etymologies

turbid +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It possesses a slight degree of turbidness, and is esteemed for this property, which is considered to give it a retiring quality.

    Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists

  • Yet, in the midst of the turbidness of adolescence, I was still two distinct personalities.

    Tramping on Life

  • In the second experiment turbidness was still produced by a solution of nitrate of silver in the tube containing the acid, but it was less distinct; in the third process it was barely perceptible; and in the fourth process the two fluids remained perfectly clear after the mixture.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume IV: Modern Development of the Chemical and Biological Sciences

  • He threw a glance at it, and, without lifting his head from the stone, again let both his eyes rest fixedly on something -- both motionless, both veiled in a strange whitish turbidness, both as though blind and yet terribly alert.

    The Crushed Flower and Other Stories

  • Page view page image: this paper, it is wonderful that it was not spiritually distilled; that its essence did not arise, purified from all alloy of falsehood, from all turbidness of obscurity and ambiguity, and from a pure essence of truth and invigorating motive, if of any it were capable.

    Septimius Felton, or, The elixir of life

  • If nitrate of silver, specific gravity 1.200 be added to ferro-tartaric acid, specific gravity 1.023, a precipitate falls, which is in a great measure redissolved by a gentle heat, leaving a black sediment, which, being cleared by subsidence, a liquid of a pale yellow color is obtained, in which the further addition of the nitrate causes no turbidness.

    History and Practice of the Art of Photography

  • With such intense action of mind as he brought to bear on this paper, it is wonderful that it was not spiritually distilled; that its essence did not arise, purified from all alloy of falsehood, from all turbidness of obscurity and ambiguity, and form a pure essence of truth and invigorating motive, if of any it were capable.

    Septimius Felton, or, the Elixir of Life

  • I think it will never be so disagreeable to me hereafter, now that I find this turbidness to be its native color, and not (like that of the Thames) accruing from city sewers or any impurities of the lowlands.

    Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 1.

  • Any turbidness or impurity in the water will injure the clearness of the sweetmeats.

    Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches

  • Pain in the region of the liver, œdema of the inferior extremities, paucity and turbidness of the urine, yellowness of the skin, and great emaciation attended the latter stages of the disease.

    Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart

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