torridity


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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.
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Noun1.torridity - extreme heattorridity - extreme heat        
high temperature, hotness, heat - the presence of heat
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torridity

noun
Intense warmth:
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