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1torrent

noun tor·rent \ˈtr-ənt, ˈtär-\

: 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

  1. The storm turned the stream into a raging torrent.
  2. 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

Rhymes with TORRENT

2torrent

adjective

Definition of TORRENT

First Known Use of TORRENT

1667
TORRENT Defined for Kids

torrent

noun tor·rent \ˈtr-ənt\

Definition of TORRENT for Kids

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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