Torrid vs Flaming - What's the difference?

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Torrid is a related term of flaming.

As adjectives the difference between torrid and flaming

is that torrid is very hot and dry while flaming is on fire with visible flames.

As a verb flaming is


As a noun flaming is

sterilization by holding an object in a hot flame.




(en adjective)
  • Very hot and dry.
  • Full of intense emotions arising from sexual love; ardent and passionate.
  • Full of difficulty.
  • Derived terms

    * torrid zone




    (en adjective)
  • On fire with visible flames.
  • The flaming debris kept the firefighter well back, and the sparks threatened the neighborhood.
  • (colloquial) Extremely obvious; visibly evident. Typically of a homosexual male.
  • To call him a flaming homosexual would be an understatement, but I think he acts that way just to see people react.
  • (British, colloquial) Damned, bloody.
  • I wasted three hours in that flaming traffic jam!


  • See also

    * flame war * flame bait


    (en noun)
  • sterilization by holding an object in a hot flame
  • (internet slang) vitriolic criticism
  • You can expect a flaming if you post irrelevant spam to a newsgroup.