turgid

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From Latin turgidus (swollen, inflated), from Latin turgeō (to swell).

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turgid (comparative more turgid, superlative most turgid)

  1. Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent, especially fluid, or expansive force.
    I have a turgid limb.
  2. (of language or style) Overly complex and difficult to understand; grandiloquent; bombastic.

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