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tor·rid

 (tôr′ĭd, tŏr′-)
adj. tor·rid·er, tor·rid·est
1.
a. Parched with the heat of the sun; intensely hot: a torrid afternoon.
b. Scorching; burning: the torrid noonday sun.
2. Passionate; ardent: a torrid love scene.
3. Hurried; rapid: set a torrid pace; torrid economic growth.

[Latin torridus, from torrēre, to parch; see ters- in Indo-European roots.]

tor·rid′i·ty, tor′rid·ness n.
tor′rid·ly adv.

torrid

(ˈtɒrɪd)
adj
1. so hot and dry as to parch or scorch
2. arid or parched
3. highly charged emotionally: a torrid love scene.
[C16: from Latin torridus, from torrēre to scorch]
torˈridity, ˈtorridness n
ˈtorridly adv

tor•rid

(ˈtɔr ɪd, ˈtɒr-)

adj.
1. subject to parching or burning heat, esp. of the sun, as a geographical area.
2. oppressively hot, parching, or burning, as climate, weather, or air.
3. ardent; passionate: a torrid love story.
[1580–90; < Latin torridus dried up, parched =torr(ēre) to parch, burn + -idus -id4]
tor•rid′i•ty, tor′rid•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.torrid - characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"
passionate - having or expressing strong emotions
2.torrid - emotionally charged and vigorously energetictorrid - emotionally charged and vigorously energetic; "a torrid dance"; "torrid jazz bands"; "hot trumpets and torrid rhythms"
hot - extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument"
3.torrid - extremely hot; "the torrid noonday sun"; "sultry sands of the dessert"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"

torrid

adjective
2. passionate, intense, sexy (informal), hot, flaming, erotic, ardent, steamy (informal), fervent He is locked in a torrid affair with a mystery older woman.

torrid

adjective
Translations
شَديد الحَرارَهعاطِفي
vyprahlýžhavý
hed
ástríîufullurbrennheitur; hitabeltis-
kaitrus
kaismīgskarstskvēlstropu josla
ateşliihtiraslıkızgın

torrid

[ˈtɒrɪd] ADJ
1. (= hot and dry) [climate, heat, sun] → tórrido
2. (= passionate) [love affair, romance] → tórrido, apasionado
3. (= very difficult) to have a torrid time (Brit) → pasar las de Caín, sufrir lo indecible

torrid

[ˈtɒrɪd] adj
[weather] → torride
[affair] → torride

torrid

adj (lit, fig)heiß; heat, air, sunsengend; to have a torrid time (= stressful)eine anstrengende Zeit durchmachen

torrid

[ˈtɒrɪd] adj (liter) → torrido/a (fig) → denso/a di passione

torrid

(ˈtorid) adjective
1. very hot. the torrid zone (= the area of the world on either side of the equator).
2. passionate. a torrid love affair.
References in classic literature ?
He had detected the latent sensuality, which unfolded under his delicate sense of her nature's requirements like a torpid, torrid, sensitive blossom.
His pure tight skin was an excellent fit; and closely wrapped up in it, and embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian, this Starbuck seemed prepared to endure for long ages to come, and to endure always, as now; for be it Polar snow or torrid sun, like a patent chronometer, his interior vitality was warranted to do well in all climates.
Anthony down through nine climates to torrid New Orleans.
What the ancients imagined of the torrid zone being uninhabitable is so far from being true, that this climate is very temperate: the heats, indeed, are excessive in Congo and Monomotapa, but in Abyssinia they enjoy a perpetual spring, more delicious and charming than that in our country.
That this power exists in any regions and for any classes is the result of Fog; which prevails during the greater part of the year in all parts save the torrid zones.
These defensive weapons were accompanied by pickaxes, crowbars, saws, and other useful implements, not to mention clothing adapted to every temperature, from that of polar regions to that of the torrid zone.
Lower California, in length about seven hundred miles, forms a great peninsula, which crosses the tropics and terminates in the torrid zone.
This overflow of blazing lava wrapped the sides of the mountain with a veritable drapery of flame; the lower half of the balloon glowed redly in the upper night; a torrid heat ascended to the car, and Dr.
He had read the great poets, more characteristic of their race than the poets of other lands; for they seemed to have drawn their inspiration not at all from the general currents of the world's literature but directly from the torrid, scented plains and the bleak mountains of their country.
Always just far enough behind to be out of sight, he kept pace with the little column as it marched through the torrid heat of the morning, until a little after noon he was startled by the sudden cry of a woman in distress, and the answering shout of a man.
And upon all the noonday sun poured its torrid rays out of a cloudless sky.
The perpetual midday sun poured down its torrid rays from zenith, as it had done since the beginning of Pellucidarian time--as it would continue to do to the end of it.