turb-, turbin-, turbo-, turbu-

(Latin: uproar, commotion, disorderly, agitated, confusion; whirl, whirlwind)

atmospheric turbidity (s) (noun), atmospheric turbidities (pl)
Haziness in the atmosphere due to aerosols; such as, dust: "When atmospheric turbidity is zero, the sky has no dust, as measured by a sun photometer; which is an instrument that measures luminous intensity or brightness, luminous flux, light distribution, color, etc.; usually, by comparing the light emitted by two sources, one source having certain specified standard characteristics."
axial-flow turbine (s) (noun), axial-flow turbines (pl)
A common type of turbine with axial flow through the runner blades axially to the turbine shaft.
bioturbation (s) (noun), bioturbations (pl)
The mixing of a sediment by the burrowing, feeding, or other activities of living organisms.
condensing turbine (s) (noun), condensing turbines (pl)
A steam turbine in which the exhaust steam is condensed and the water formed from this process then is used to supply the feedwater for the generator.
cryoturbation (s) (noun), cryoturbations (pl)
Disturbance of the soil surface by the action of freezing or of alternate freezing and thawing.
disturb (verb), disturbs; disturbed; disturbing
1. To interrupt the quiet, rest, peace, or order of; to unsettle.
2. To interfere with; to interrupt; to hinder: "She didn't want anyone to disturb her while she was working on her book."
3. To interfere with the arrangement, order, or harmony of; to disarrange.
4. To perplex; to trouble: to be disturbed by strange behavior.
5. To cause a disturbance to someone's sleep, rest, etc.: "We saw the sign on the door: 'Do not disturb'."
disturbance (s) (noun), disturbances (pl)
1. The act of disturbing.
2. The state of being disturbed; a commotion.
3. Something that disturbs.
4. An outbreak of disorder; a breach of public peace.
5. In meteorology: any cyclonic storm or low-pressure area, usually a small one.
6. In geology: a crustal movement of moderate intensity, somewhat restricted in area.
7. An electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication.
8. In archeology: the changing or altering of an archeological context by the effect(s) of an unrelated activity at a later time.

Examples include dam building, farming, and heavy construction; as well as, noncultural activities such as freeze-thaw cycles, landslides, and simple erosion. "Disturbance" is also the nonscientific removal of an artifact from its archaeological context.

disturbed (adjective)
disturbedly (adverb)
Disquieted; agitated; having the settled state, order, or position which is disturbed.
disturber (s) (noun), disturbers (pl)
1. A trouble maker who disquiets or interferes with peace and quiet.
2. Someone who causes disorders and commotions.
3. One who disturbs or disquiets; a violator of peace; one who causes tumults or disorders.
4. A person or something which excites passion or agitation.
5. Someone or anything that causes perturbation.
disturbingly (adverb)
1. In a disturbing manner.
2. Troubling emotionally or mentally; being upset.
extraction turbine (s) (noun), extraction turbines (pl)
A steam turbine in which a portion of the working fluid is tapped between stages of an expansion process and used for purposes other than generating mechanical power: The extraction turbine has provided many rooms with heating because of the devices that allow the hot vapor to be utilized.
faunalturbation (s) (noun), faunalturbations (pl)
A minor disturbance of the surface of earth, or soil, by animals; especially, by the burrowing and tunneling of rabbits, gophers, mice, etc.
imperturbable (adjective), more imperturbable, most imperturbable
1. Not easily excited or upset: Despite the bad weather conditions, Rodney had an imperturbable attitude about preparing for his trip.
2. Marked by extreme calm and composure: Aurora had an imperturbable reaction to the criticisms presented by her fellow workers about having to work overtime.
Calm and not easily agitated.
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Calm and not easily disturbed.
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Cross references of word groups that are related, directly or indirectly, to: "air, wind": aello-; aeolo-; aero-; anemo-; atmo-; austro-; flat-, flatu-; phys-; pneo-, -pnea; pneumato-; vent-; zephyro-.