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torrid

tor·rid

torrid

 
pronunciation:
to rihd [or] ta rihd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: parched or scorched by the sun, as a geographic area.
Farming has become nearly impossible in the torrid southern region.
synonyms:
arid, blistering, desert, parched, scorched, sweltering
antonyms:
arctic
similar words:
blazing, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, hot, sultry, tropical
definition 2: heated or suffused with passion.
They'd been carrying on a torrid romance for months.
synonyms:
ardent, burning, erotic, fervent, hot, passionate, red-hot, sultry
antonyms:
passionless
similar words:
amorous, blazing, fervid, fiery, heated, sexy
derivations: torridly (adv.), torridness (n.)