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Definition of "torrid" []

  • Parched with the heat of the sun; intensely hot. (adjective)
  • Scorching; burning: the torrid noonday sun. (adjective)
  • Passionate; ardent: a torrid love scene. (adjective)
  • Hurried; rapid: set a torrid pace; torrid economic growth. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "torrid" in a sentence
  • "It seems, however, from the facts before us that the different zones on the sun, corresponding to what we call the torrid and temperate zones on the earth, persist in rotating with velocities which gradually decrease from the equator towards the poles."
  • "Each game will probably be like Thursday, the two in torrid conflict, until one team finally cracks."
  • "Richard Burton, is a living proof that intense work, mental and physical, sojourn in torrid and frozen climes, danger from dagger and from pestilence, 'age' a person of good sound constitution far less than may be supposed ...."