Pronunciation: (tôr'id, tor'-), [key]
1. subject to parching or burning heat, esp. of the sun, as a geographical area: the torrid sands of the Sahara.
2. oppressively hot, parching, or burning, as climate, weather, or air.
3. ardent; passionate: a torrid love story.
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