- (of a liquid) Having the lees or sediment disturbed; not clear.
1827, The Medico-chirurgical Review and Journal of Medical Science:
- On the 6th October, the 18th day of her illness, she presented the following phenomena: — pulse small and quick — urine yellow and turbid.
2004, Jukka A. Räty, Kai-Erik Peiponen, & Toshimitsu Asakura, UV-Visible Reflection Spectroscopy of Liquids, →ISBN, page 30:
- This makes the estimation of the refractive index of the turbid liquid quite problematic.
2005, Jeff Sparrow, Wild Brews: Beer Beyond the Influence of Brewer's Yeast, →ISBN:
- The resulting impression filled with turbid mash liquor, which was hand-pumped through a tube into a separate kettle.
2013, Marten Scheffer, Ecology of Shallow Lakes, →ISBN, page ix:
- In the turbid state, the development of submerged vegetation is prevented by low underwater light levels.
- turbid water; turbid wine
- Smoky or misty.
1776, Joseph Priestley, Experiments And Observations On Different Kinds Of Air:
- Towards the last I increased the heat, and by that means produced a very turbid air, of which I collected a prodigious quantity.
2012, Agnes Christina Laut, The Freebooters of the Wilderness, →ISBN:
- Involuntarily, he stepped behind some alder brush off the trail. Another flutter of wind thinning the turbid mist.
2014, Thad Godish, Wayne T. Davis, & Joshua S. Fu, Air Quality, →ISBN, page 112:
- The turbid air over major cities is often described as a dust dome.
- Unclear; confused; obscure.
2010, Adrian Mackenzie, Wirelessness: Radical Empiricism in Network Cultures, →ISBN, page 1:
- Motion, to take a good example, is originally a turbid sensation, of which the native shape is perhaps best preserved in the phenomenon of vertigo.
2012, Julia James, The Dark Side Of Desire, →ISBN:
- Those turbid emotions swirled inside him again—part frustration, part anxiety.
2016, Cecilia Muratori, The First German Philosopher, →ISBN:
- In the aforementioned paragraph 406 of the Encyclopedia, magnetic ecstasy is described as a confused and turbid experience because its content does not present itself in rational form: for this reason the state of the somnambulist should not be considered as a possible path to cognition (Erkenntnis).
having the lees or sediment disturbed; roiled; muddy; thick; not clear