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torrent

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noun tor·rent \ˈtȯr-ənt, ˈtär-\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of torrent

  1. 1 :  a tumultuous outpouring :  rush

  2. 2 :  a violent stream of a liquid (as water or lava)

  3. 3 :  a channel of a mountain stream

Examples of torrent in a sentence

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

  2. The rain came down in torrents.



Origin and Etymology 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


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torrent

adjective tor·rent

Definition of torrent



1667

First Known Use of torrent

1667

Rhymes with torrent


TORRENT Defined for Kids

torrent

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noun tor·rent \ˈtȯr-ənt\

Definition of torrent for Students

  1. 1 :  a rushing stream of liquid

  2. 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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