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torridness

[ tawr-id, tor- ]SEE DEFINITION OF torridness

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His hands were sweating, his whole body was wet from the high summer torridness of the room.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, in torrid zone "region of the earth between the tropics," from Latin torrida zona, from fem. of torridus "dried with heat, scorching hot," from torrere "to parch," from PIE root *ters- "to dry" (see terrain). Sense of "very hot" is first attested 1610s.

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heat

nounhigh temperature
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