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.]
turbid·ness, tur·bidi·ty n.
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