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outpoured; outpouring; outpours

transitive verb

: to pour out


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out·​pour ˈau̇t-ˌpȯr How to pronounce outpour (audio)

Example Sentences

Noun the roadways around the new plant are being widened to handle the expected outpour of vehicles at the end of the day shift
Recent Examples on the Web
Since the law was first presented in congress two weeks ago, there has been outpouring against it. Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times, 15 Dec. 2017
With the Eras Stadium Tour in tow, Swifties think that Tay is sending them a secret message that alludes to their outpour of support for her after the breakup. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 18 Apr. 2023 What’s more, members of the autism community showed an outpour of support for Sam in the comments section. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 14 Mar. 2022 Grateful for the outpour of love and support. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 1 June 2021 Regheta said he’s seen an outpour of support from North Texans amidst the war. Zaeem Shaikh, Dallas News, 7 Mar. 2023 News of his death prompted an outpour of tributes. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 14 July 2022 Joseph expressed gratitude for the outpour of support her daughters have received since the incident. Uwa Ede-osifo, NBC News, 1 Feb. 2023 The accusations — spanning from May 2021 to now — received an outpour of attention from the media and from Wright and Gomez’s followers. Ashley Shannon Wu, Vulture, 24 Feb. 2022 But overall, the outpour of moisture will have a positive effect on forest health and to reduce forest mortality, Randerson said. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 12 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1560, in the meaning defined above


1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outpour was circa 1560

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“Outpour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpour. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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