described as intense feeling
- emotionally recharged and vigorously lively
- acutely hot and dry
- Parched dried with heat as a torrid simple or desert
- Parched; dried with heat; since, a torrid plain or wilderness.
- Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching.
1580s, in torrid area "region for the planet involving the tropics," from Medieval Latin torrida zona, from fem. of torridus "dried with heat, scorching hot," from torrere "to parch," from PIE root *ters- "to dried out" (see surface). Sense of "very hot" is very first attested 1610s. Figurative good sense from 1630s.
(a.) Parched; dried with heat; as, a torrid simple or desert.
- (a.) Violenty hot; drying or scorching with temperature; burning; parching.
Otherwise her expression might have revealed her torrid thoughts.