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Definition of "turbid" []

  • Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended; muddy: turbid water. (adjective)
  • Heavy, dark, or dense, as smoke or fog. (adjective)
  • In a state of turmoil; muddled: turbid feelings. (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 "turbid" in a sentence
  • "This adaptation allows the fish to live in turbid, stagnant waters low in dissolved oxygen: under such conditions, it may obtain as much as 70 percent of the oxygen it needs from the atmosphere."
  • "To unite a killer mix of artificial and live bait — giving a larger, bulkier target in turbid waters — hook a minnow in the head on the middle treble, adding a treble stinger if strikes are short, and drop it to the bottom."
  • "Weary of waiting longer for the weather, we start at last on a somewhat doubtful morning, and find the paths wet and slippery, and the mountain streams all turbid from the rain of the last three days."