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tur·gid

 (tûr′jĭd)
adj.
1. Excessively ornate or complex in style or language; grandiloquent: turgid prose.
2. Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated: a turgid bladder; turgid veins.

[Latin turgidus, from turgēre, to be swollen.]

tur·gid′i·ty, tur′gid·ness n.
tur′gid·ly adv.
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turgidity

noun
Pretentious, pompous speech or writing:
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turgidity

[tɜːˈdʒɪdɪtɪ] N [of prose etc] → rimbombancia f
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turgidity

n (lit)Schwellung f; (fig, of style) → Schwülstigkeit f; the turgidity of this writer’s styleder schwülstige Stil dieses Schriftstellers
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In order to characterize the potential of environmental pollution in the different exposure times, the diets were evaluated in relation to the electrical conductivity of water (C), turgidity of pellets (T), mineral matter leaching (MML), flotation of pellets (F), and total phosphorus leaching (PL).
" Salahuddin also took strong exception to oft-repeated assertions about Pakistan's political moral and diplomatic' support to Kashmiris as "turgidity." "You [Pakistan] are bound by morality and your Constitution to help your oppressed, unarmed and vulnerable brethren materially.
By reducing the loss of mass during storage, the coating maintains its turgidity, in addition to the fruit's brightness (AZEREDO et al., 2016; GUIMARAES et al., 2017).
Her vaginal walls were also lax and lacked the natural turgidity that holds the penis during penetrative sex.
By this regulating mechanism, it maintains turgidity of its leaves, which may have a positive effect on leaf area and the sclerophylly index.
Following clamp release after completion of vascular anastomoses, a routine assessment of allograft perfusion was done, which included thorough visual inspection of the kidney and vessels, as well as palpation of the kidney turgidity and arterial pulsations.
When the total water loss exceeds 5%, radishes lose their turgidity and deteriorate color properties becoming brownish from the initial white color, thereby reducing their quality and postharvest life [5, 6].
Granted, he became bogged down in the second half turgidity of Wales' 13-6 win against the eastern European nation.
Potassium nutrition plays a crucial role in turgidity of stomata, thereby, stomatal opening and closing can be affected under potassium hanger.
Generally, K plays important functions in plant systems by activation of more than 80 enzymes involved in different metabolic processes including photosynthesis, protein synthesis, respiration etc., charge balancing across the membranes of different cell organelles, particularly plasma membrane and tonoplast, and as osmoticum in stomatal regulation by maintenance of guard cells turgidity (Mengel, 2007).
Additional characteristics were computed such as length and weight of the gonad in relation to the abdominal cavity, vascularization, coloration and degree of turgidity.