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Word: turbid

Definition: (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick


Sentences Containing 'turbid'

A mixture of haemoglobin S (Hb S) in a reducing solution (such as sodium dithionite) gives a turbid appearance, whereas normal Hb gives a clear solution.
As he drifted down the turbid current, between the low and marshy shores, the brackish water changed to brine, and the breeze grew fresh with the salt breath of the sea.
As the sand concentration of a flow increases, grain-to-grain collisions within the turbid suspension create dispersive pressures that become important in hindering further settling of grains.
I leave a white and turbid wake; pale waters, paler cheeks, where'er I sail.
It appears to be more tolerant of dirty, turbid waters than most of it relatives, but is not seen in estuaries.
Mr. Stryver shouldered his way through the law, like some great engine forcing itself through turbid water, and dragged his useful friend in his wake, like a boat towed astern.
Nevertheless, upon Stubb setting the anchor-watch after his supper was concluded; and when, accordingly, Queequeg and a forecastle seaman came on deck, no small excitement was created among the sharks; for immediately suspending the cutting stages over the side, and lowering three lanterns, so that they cast long gleams of light over the turbid sea, these two mariners, darting their long whaling-spades, kept up an incessant murdering of the sharks,* by striking the keen steel deep into their skulls, seemingly their only vital part.
Their once crystal clear, clean water has largely disappeared and been replaced by turbid, chemical and pesticide polluted water.
This was the mouth of the Missouri,`that savage river,'which`descending from its mad career through a vast unknown of barbarism, poured its turbid floods into the bosom of its gentle sister.'
Turbid Creek is a creek in southwestern British Columbia, Canada flowing southwest into the Squamish River.

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