from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of murky.

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  • adj. murky

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dark; gloomy. See murky.

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

  • adj. dark or gloomy
  • adj. (of liquids) clouded as with sediment


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