turgid Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"turgid" in British English

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turgidadjective

uk   /ˈtɜː.dʒɪd/  us   /ˈtɝː-/

turgid adjective (TOO SERIOUS)

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

turgid adjective (NOT FLOWING)

formal (of ​water) not ​flowingeasily: The ​riverrolleddarklybrown and turgid.

turgid adjective (SWOLLEN)

specialized medical (of an ​organ or ​livingtissue) ​swollen
turgidity
noun [U] uk   /tɜːˈdʒɪd.ɪ.ti/  us   /tɝːˈdʒɪd.ə.t̬i/ formal or specialized
turgidly
adverb uk   us   /-li/ formal
(Definition of turgid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"turgid" in American English

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turgidadjective

 us   /ˈtɜr·dʒɪd/

turgid adjective (TOO SERIOUS)

(of ​speech or writing) too ​serious and very ​boring: turgid ​prose

turgid adjective (SWOLLEN)

swollen: turgid ​rainclouds
(Definition of turgid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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