from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Excessively ornate or complex in style or language; grandiloquent: turgid prose.
- adj. Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated: a turgid bladder; turgid veins.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent, especially fluid, or expansive force.
- adj. Tediously pompous or bombastic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
- adj. Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious; bombastic; pompous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, distended by water or other liquid : said primarily of cells or celluar tissue.
- Swollen; bloated; tumid; distended beyond its natural or usual state by some internal agent or expansive force: often applied to an enlarged part of the body.
- Tumid; pompous; inflated; bombastic: as, a turgid style.
- Synonyms Swollen, puffed up.
- Stilted, grandiloquent. See turgidness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. ostentatiously lofty in style
- adj. abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
Latin turgidus, from turgēre, to be swollen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin turgidus ("swollen, inflated"), from Latin turgeō ("to swell"). (Wiktionary)