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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tur·gid a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : pompously embellished language [syn: turgidity, flatulence]