What does the word turgid mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Swollen; inflated.

Usage examples for turgid

  1. Mr. Quiller- Couch has never sinned in this way, but his first style was somewhat turgid, even melodramatic, and, compared with Mr. Kipling's, lacked distinction. – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  2. The queen's belly is very turgid before she begins laying the eggs of drones; but it sensibly decreases as she advances, and when terminated is very small. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber
  3. With a sweep of his arm the man indicated the surface of the turgid flood. – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx