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murky adj
1 (of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters" [syn: cloudy, muddy, mirky, turbid]
2 so shaded as to be dark or gloomy; "a murky dungeon"; "murky rooms lit by smoke-blackened lamps" [syn: mirky] [also: murkiest, murkier]

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Cognate to or directly from Old Norse myrkr. Cf. Russian, Serbian мрак.



  1. With fine particles in it, so visibility becomes limited
  2. Dark, dim, or gloomy.
  3. Indistinct; cloudy; obscure.


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