Torrid

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Torrid \Tor"rid\, adjective [L. torridus, fr. torrere to parch, to burn, akin to E. Thist: cf. F. torride. See {Thirst}.]

1. Parched; dried with heat; as, a torrid plain or desert. "Barca or Cyrene's torrid soil." --Milton.

2. Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching. "Torrid heat." --Milton.

{Torrid zone} (Geog.), that space or board belt of the earth, included between the tropics, over which the sun is vertical at some period of every year, and the heat is always great.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

torrid

adjective

1: characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair" [syn: {ardent}, {fervent}, {fervid}, {fiery}, {impassioned}, {perfervid}, {torrid}]

2: emotionally charged and vigorously energetic; "a torrid dance"; "torrid jazz bands"; "hot trumpets and torrid rhythms"

3: extremely hot; "the torrid noonday sun"; "sultry sands of the dessert"

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