Túrgid. adj. [turgidus, Lat.]
- Swelling; bloated; filling more room than before.
A bladder, moderately fill'd with air, and strongly tied, held near the fire grew turgid and hard; and brought nearer, suddenly broke with a vehement noise. Boyle.
The spirits embroil'd with the malignity, and drowned in the blood turgid and tumified by the febril fermentation, are by phlebotomy relieved. Harvey on Consumptions.
Disburthen thou thy sapless wood
Of its rich progeny; the turgid fruit
Abounds with mellow liquor. Philips.
Those channels turgid with th' obstructed tide
Stretch their small holes and make their meshes wide. Bla.
- Pompous; tumid; fastuous; vainly magnificent.
Some have a violent and turgid manner of talking and thinking; whatsoever they judge of is with a tincture of this vanity. Watt's Logick.