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Opalescent vs. Turbid

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Opalescentadjective

Exhibiting a milky iridescence like that of an opal.

Turbidadjective

(of a liquid) Having the lees or sediment disturbed; not clear.

‘turbid water; turbid wine’;

Opalescentadjective

Reflecting a milky or pearly light from the interior; having an opaline play of colors.

Turbidadjective

Smoky or misty.

Opalescentadjective

having a play of lustrous rainbow-like colors;

‘an iridescent oil slick’; ‘nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl’; ‘a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster’;

Turbidadjective

Unclear; confused; obscure.

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Opalescentadjective

showing many small points of shifting colour against a pale or dark ground

‘an opalescent sky’;

Turbidadjective

Not clear; having suspended matter that scatters light passing through; having the lees or sediment disturbed; roiled; muddy; thick; - used of liquids of any kind; as, turbid water; turbid wine.

‘On that strong, turbid water, a small boat,Guided by one weak hand, was seen to float.’;

Turbidadjective

Disturbed; confused; disordered.

Turbidadjective

(of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment;

‘a cloudy liquid’; ‘muddy coffee’; ‘murky waters’;

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