n. parchedness, dryness, aridity; fierceness, passion

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  • Torridity — Tor*rid i*ty, n. Torridness. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • torridity — noun see torrid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • torridity — See torrid. * * * …   Universalium

  • torridity — noun The property of being torrid …   Wiktionary

  • torridity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Intense warmth: fervor, heat, hotness, torridness. See HOT …   English dictionary for students

  • torridity — tor·rid·i·ty …   English syllables

  • torridity — noun extreme heat • Derivationally related forms: ↑torrid • Hypernyms: ↑hotness, ↑heat, ↑high temperature …   Useful english dictionary

  • torrid — torridity, torridness, n. torridly, adv. /tawr id, tor /, adj. 1. subject to parching or burning heat, esp. of the sun, as a geographical area: the torrid sands of the Sahara. 2. oppressively hot, parching, or burning, as climate, weather, or air …   Universalium

  • heat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. high temperature (see heat); passion, rage, vehemence; rut, mating period. See sex, excitement. Ant., cold. II Quality of warmth Nouns 1. heat, caloric; warmth, ardor, fervor, fervency; incalescence …   English dictionary for students

  • torrid — adjective Etymology: Latin torridus, from torrēre Date: 1545 1. a. parched with heat especially of the sun ; hot < torrid sands > b. giving off intense heat ; scorching 2. ardent, passionate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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