Simple Definition of torrent
: a large amount of water that moves very quickly in one direction
: a large amount of something that is released suddenly
Full Definition of torrent
1 : a tumultuous outpouring : rush
2 : a violent stream of a liquid (as water or lava)
3 : a channel of a mountain stream
Examples of torrent in a sentence
The storm turned the stream into a raging torrent.
The rain came down in torrents.
Origin of torrent
Middle French, from Latin torrent-, torrens, from torrent-, torrens, adjective, burning, seething, rushing, from present participle of torrēre to parch, burn — more at thirst
First Known Use: 1582
Definition of torrent
First Known Use of torrent
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Definition of torrent for Students
1 : a rushing stream of liquid
2 : a large amount of something especially that is released suddenly <a torrent of rain> <The mice came out in a torrent. — Robert McCloskey, Homer Price>
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