What does torrid mean?

torrid meaning in General Dictionary

described as intense feeling

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  • 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.

torrid meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.


torrid meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Parched; dried with heat; as, a torrid simple or desert.

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  • (a.) Violenty hot; drying or scorching with temperature; burning; parching.

Sentence Examples with the word torrid

Otherwise her expression might have revealed her torrid thoughts.

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