turb-, turbin-, turbo-, turbu-

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

troubler (s) (noun), troublers (pl)
1. Someone who deliberately stirs up trouble.
2. A troublemaker.
troublesome (adjective)
1. Difficult to deal with.
2. Causing difficulties or taking a great deal of time.
3. Producing annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety; especially, in a recurrent way; such as, having a troublesome knee or a hip pain."
troublesomely (adverb)
troublesomeness (s) (noun)
troubling (adjective)
A reference to that which is distressing or worrying.
troublous (adjective)
1. Fraught with difficulty or many problems: "We are living in troublous times."
2. Full of uneasiness or anxiety.
3. Turbulent; stormy; such as, a troublous sea.
3. Causing disturbance; restless.
troublously (adverb)
1. A reference to having a problem.
2. Characterized by trouble; unsettled: "The weather was troublously hindering our return home."
tuborsupercharger (s) (noun), tuborsuperchargers (pl)
A centrifugal air compressor driven by a gas turbine, used to increase the induction pressure in an internal combustion engine.
turbellarian (s) (noun), turbellarians (pl)
1. Belonging to the Turbellaria, a class of platyhelminths or flatworms, mostly aquatic and having cilia on the body surface.
2. Etymology: from New Latin Turbellāria, class name, from Latin turbella, "bustle"; diminutive of turba, "turmoil" based on the motion of their cilia in the water.
turbid (adjective), more turbid, most turbid
1. Relating to something which is not clear or transparent because of stirred-up or suspended sediment or foreign particles; clouded; opaque; obscured; thick with roiled sediment: Tom and Jill could only see the turbid waters near the waterfall.
2. A reference to a thick, heavy, dark, or dense situation: Smoke, fog, air, and clouds are examples of some turbid conditions.
3. Concerning someone who is confused, disturbed, disorientated, or in a state of turmoil; muddled; disturbed: Henry was in a turbid and restless condition as a result of the auto accident that his son had earlier today.
4. Etymology: from Latin turbidus, "disturbed"; from turba, "a crowd, a disturbance."
Conveying a confused or perplexing kind of reasoning.
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Characteristic of mixed up thinking.
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turbidimeter (s) (noun), turbidimeters (pl)
1. An instrument that measures the transmission and scattering of light in a fluid with suspended solids.
2. Another instrument which estimates the growth of microorganisms by analyzing the turbidity of a sample.

A light beam is passed through the prepared culture and the decrease in absorbance is measured.

turbidimetry (s) (noun), turbidimetries (pl)
A method for determining the concentration of a substance in a solution by the degree of cloudiness or turbidity it causes or by the degree of clarification it induces in a turbid solution.
turbidite (s) (noun), turbidites (pl)
A sediment or rock deposited from a turbidity current.
turbidity (s) (noun), turbidities (pl)
1. Any measure of the degree of transparency of a fluid substance; such as, drinking water.
2. Muddiness created by stirring up sediment or having foreign particles suspended.
3. Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended; muddy.
4. A measure of the opacity of the atmosphere: "A perfectly clear sky has a turbidity of '0', and a completely opaque sky has a turbidity of '1'."
turbidly (adverb)
1. A description of having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended; muddily: turbinal water.
2. Characteristic of being heavy, dark, or dense; such as, smoke or fog.
3. Descriptive of a state of turmoil; muddled: turbid feelings.

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-.