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English definition of “turbid”


adjective     /ˈtɜː.bɪd/ US  /ˈtɝː-/ formal
(of a liquid ) not transparent because a lot of small pieces of matter are held in it: Several different species of fish inhabit these turbid shallow waters .Opaque turbidity     /tɜːˈbɪd.ɪ.ti/ US  /tɝːˈbɪd.ə.t̬i/ noun [U]
(Definition of turbid adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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