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tur·bid

 (tûr′bĭd)
adj.
1. Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended; muddy: turbid water.
2. Heavy, dark, or dense, as smoke or fog.
3. In a state of turmoil; muddled: turbid feelings.

[Latin turbidus, disordered, from turba, turmoil, probably from Greek turbē.]

tur′bid·ly adv.
tur′bid·ness, tur·bid′i·ty n.

turbid

(ˈtɜːbɪd)
adj
1. muddy or opaque, as a liquid clouded with a suspension of particles
2. dense, thick, or cloudy: turbid fog.
3. in turmoil or confusion
[C17: from Latin turbidus, from turbāre to agitate, from turba crowd]
turˈbidity, ˈturbidness n
ˈturbidly adv

tur•bid

(ˈtɜr bɪd)

adj.
1. not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment or the like; clouded; opaque: turbid water.
2. thick or dense, as smoke or clouds.
3. confused; muddled; disturbed.
[1620–30; < Latin turbidus disturbed =turb(āre) to disturb (derivative of turba turmoil) + -idus -id4]
tur•bid′i•ty, tur′bid•ness, n.
tur′bid•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.turbid - (of liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters"
opaque - not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"

turbid

adjective
1. Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended:
2. Heavy, dark, or dense, especially with impurities:
Translations

turbid

[ˈtɜːbɪd] ADJtúrbido

turbid

[ˈtɜːrbɪd] adj [water] → trouble

turbid

adj
liquidtrübe, schmutzig
(fig: = confused) → verworren

turbid

[ˈtɜːbɪd] adj (liquid) (fig) (situation) → torbido/a; (smoke, fog) → denso/a

tur·bid

a. turbio-a, túrbido-a; nebuloso-a.
References in classic literature ?
At length Uncas, whose activity had enabled him to achieve his portion of the task the soonest, raked the earth across the turbid little rill which ran from the spring, and diverted its course into another channel.
I leave a white and turbid wake; pale waters, paler cheeks, where'er I sail.
It was now early spring, and the river was swollen and turbulent; great cakes of floating ice were swinging heavily to and fro in the turbid waters.
All John Reed's violent tyrannies, all his sisters' proud indifference, all his mother's aversion, all the servants' partiality, turned up in my disturbed mind like a dark deposit in a turbid well.
Stryver shouldered his way through the law, like some great engine forcing itself through turbid water, and dragged his useful friend in his wake, like a boat towed astern.
He had not the usual resource of bigots in that superstitious period, most of whom were wont to atone for the crimes they were guilty of by liberality to the church, stupefying by this means their terrors by the idea of atonement and forgiveness; and although the refuge which success thus purchased, was no more like to the peace of mind which follows on sincere repentance, than the turbid stupefaction procured by opium resembles healthy and natural slumbers, it was still a state of mind preferable to the agonies of awakened remorse.
It was true that as one watched life in its curious crucible of pain and pleasure, one could not wear over one's face a mask of glass, nor keep the sulphurous fumes from troubling the brain and making the imagination turbid with monstrous fancies and misshapen dreams.
As she proceeded, beautiful but shadowy images would sometimes be seen, like bright things moving in a turbid river; or a strong and singularly-shaped idea leaped forth, and seized at once on the understanding or the heart.
The Yellowstone, above the confluence of the Bighorn, is a clear stream; its waters were now gradually growing turbid, and assuming the yellow clay color of the Missouri.
Five foaming streams, rushing through as many gorges, and swelled and turbid by the recent rains, united together in one mad plunge of nearly eighty feet, and fell with wild uproar into a deep black pool scooped out of the gloomy looking rocks that lay piled around, and thence in one collected body dashed down a narrow sloping channel which seemed to penetrate into the very bowels of the earth.
Below them was the Valley of the Missouri, about seven miles in breadth, clad in the fresh verdure of spring; enameled with flowers and interspersed with clumps and groves of noble trees, between which the mighty river poured its turbulent and turbid stream.
And while Newman, with his head on one side and his hands behind him sounded the marquis's turbid gaze with his own, he added, "Certainly, that is not worth sitting down about.