turgid

Part of speech:

Swollen; inflated.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Francis Huber.
  3. With a sweep of his arm the man indicated the surface of the turgid flood. - "Prairie Flowers", James B. Hendryx.