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-torrĭdus , a, um, adj.,
I.parched up, burned up, dried up (mostly post-Aug.; not in Cic.).
I. Lit.: “rami platani,Sen. Ep. 12, 2; 86, 18: “manus Mucii,id. ib. 66, 51: “retorrida et muscosa prata,Varr. R. R. 1, 9, 5: “plantae,Col. 3, 12, 2: “frons,id. 11, 2, 87: “fructus,Plin. 17, 22, 35, § 176: “myrtus,id. 15, 29, 36, § 121: “(herba) spinis retorrida,id. 27, 12, 97, § 122: “mus,dried up, wizen, wrinkled, Phaedr. 4, 2, 27. —
II. Trop.: “detriti et retorridi ad litterarum disciplinas serius adeunt,Gell. 15, 30, 1: “vultu gravissimus et retorridus,” i. e. gloomy, morose, Capitol. Max. 6: “Gallicanae mentes,Lampr. Alex. Sev. 58.—* Adv.: rĕtorrĭdē (acc. to I.), dryly, Plin. 17, 5, 3, § 33.
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