Turgid

Definition of Turgid

Tur´gid   Pronunciation: tûr´jĭd
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.

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