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turgid

adjective uk   /ˈtɜː.dʒɪd/  us   /ˈtɝː-/

turgid adjective (TOO SERIOUS)

formal (of speech, writing, style, etc.) too serious about its subject matter; boring: a couple of pages of turgid prose

turgid adjective (NOT FLOWING)

formal (of water) not flowing easily: The river rolled darkly brown and turgid.

turgid adjective (SWOLLEN)

specialized medical (of an organ or living tissue) swollen
turgidity
noun [U] uk   /tɜːˈdʒɪd.ɪ.ti/  us   /tɝːˈdʒɪd.ə.t̬i/ formal or specialized
turgidly
adverb uk   us   /-li/ formal
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