1. 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; as, a turgid limb; turgid fruit.
A bladder . . . held near the fire grew turgid. --Boyle.
2. Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious; bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking.
-- Tur*gid*ly adv. -- Tur*gid*ness, n.
n : pompously embellished language [syn: turgidity, flatulence]