Tur"gid (?), a. [L. turgidus, from turgere to swell.]


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.


Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious; bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking.

-- Tur"gid*ly (#), adv. -- Tur"gid*ness, n.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.