torrid

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tor·rid / ˈtôrəd; ˈtär-/ • adj. very hot and dry: the torrid heat of the afternoon. ∎  full of passionate or highly charged emotions arising from sexual love: a torrid love affair. ∎  full of difficulty or tribulation: Wall Street is in for a torrid time in the next few weeks. DERIVATIVES: tor·rid·i·ty / təˈriditē/ n. tor·rid·ly adv.