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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turbidity - muddiness created by stirring up sediment or having foreign particles suspendedturbidity - muddiness created by stirring up sediment or having foreign particles suspended
murkiness, cloudiness, muddiness - the quality of being cloudy


(of liquid)Trübheit f, → Schmutzigkeit f
(fig: = confusion) → Verworrenheit f
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AS reported, Sindh Public Health Engineering Department Secretary Tamizuddin Khero has said that the Umerkot and Jati filtration plants are functional, but due to a high level of turbidity and coliform bacteria, the water was not being supplied to consumers for drinking.
Researcher Anneclaire De Roos from Drexel University in Philadelphia, US found associations between acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI) and water turbidity, a term meaning cloudiness or opacity.
Some studies have found that turbidity was correlated with microbiological contamination in source water and filtered drinking water (LeChevallier et al.
Sampling was carried on December, 2016 to February, 2017 with pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen (TDS), turbidity, salinity, conductivity, total dissolved solids (TDS) as studied parameters in triplicates.
All water samples were analyzed to demarcate its physical characteristics such as odor, taste, color, pH, temperature, turbidity, salinity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Electrical Conductivity (EC) and Dissolved Oxygen (DO).
The Holding Company for Water and Wastewater released a statement on Tuesday, announcing that it has halted operations in 35 water stations in five governorates due to the high levels of turbidity which were caused by floods, local media reported.
Samples for water quality parameters were collected in a 100 mL sterilized container during the months of June and July 2013, and analyzed with an Oakton Model 100 meter for dissolved oxygen, a Hach test kit model AL-DT for alkalinity, a Hach test kit model HA-DT for hardness, a Thermo Orion model 230-A meter for conductivity, a LaMotte model 200 meter for turbidity, and an Oakton waterproof EcoTestr pH 2 meter for pH; for a total of six water quality parameters studied.
Cover in the form of structural features like boulders were likely limited, especially in low-velocity depositional environments; whereas cover in the form of turbidity was quite common (Andrews, 1991).
This wastewater, primarily produced from washing the floors and the mixer trucks, has a high concentration of suspended solids, a high pH, high turbidity and high alkalinity, among other parameters (Chatveera & Lertwattanaruk, 2009).
To EU countries applies "Drinking Water Directive" that enumerates checklist of parameters which have to be measured on regular basis and turbidity is one of them [1].