Turgidness
Turgid Tur"gid, a. [L. turgidus, from turgere to swell.] 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. [1913 Webster]

A bladder . . . held near the fire grew turgid. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious; bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking. [1913 Webster] -- {Tur"gid*ly}, adv. -- {Tur"gid*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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