Turgid describes something that's swollen, typically by fluids, like a turgid water balloon that's way too big to resist dropping on your friend's head.

Turgid comes from the Latin word turgidus, meaning "swollen, inflated." Turgid can be used in a figurative sense to describe things that are overblown. That might remind you of some people's egos! If a famous singer wants to showcase his incredible vocal range and his love of yodeling in a single song, the result may well be turgid, something so swollen with notes and styles that it seems ready to burst.

Definitions of turgid

adj ostentatiously lofty in style

bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid
given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought

adj abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

intumescent, puffy, tumescent, tumid
not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind

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