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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.
Shortly afterwards, a man in a blue cotton frock, much soiled, came in and bought a pipe, filling the whole shop, meanwhile, with the hot odor of strong drink, not only exhaled in the torrid atmosphere of his breath, but oozing out of his entire system, like an inflammable gas.
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.
Lower California, in length about seven hundred miles, forms a great peninsula, which crosses the tropics and terminates in the torrid zone.
He desired fame or wine or the beauty of women with a torrid directness inconceivable among the cloudy ideals or cloudy compromises of the north; to vaguer races his intensity smelt of danger or even crime.
The ashes under the grate were lit by the fire vertically, like a torrid waste.
I lie in a shady place like this and think of adventurous spirits going to the North Pole or penetrating to the heart of the Torrid Zone with admiration.
He does not stand out of our low limitations, like a Chimborazo under the line, running up from the torrid Base through all the climates of the globe, with belts of the herbage of every latitude on its high and mottled sides; but this genius is the landscape-garden of a modern house, adorned with fountains and statues, with well-bred men and women standing and sitting in the walks and terraces.
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.