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.

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.

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

 

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