a. L. turgidus, from turgere to swell. 1. Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent or expansive force; swelled; swollen; bloated; inflated; tumid; -- especially applied to an enlarged part of the body; as, a turgid limb; turgid fruit.
The peeled potato has become turgid because it has been left in water too long. Now its big and soft:P
by Bussell November 12, 2003