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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)

Examples of outpour in a Sentence

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
The outpour of resentment triggers the General’s paranoia; Toan Le is fabulous in this episode, paring back the General’s goofy countenance to reveal the gnawing delusions of a defeated and increasingly dangerous man. Terry Nguyen, Vulture, 21 Apr. 2024 On the title-track, the reverse-reverb guitar streaks that spill over during the build-up are less an outpour and more a leak, drizzling over lush, harmony-laden vocals and perky guitar strums conveying a sort of mystic folkiness that’s totally new for DIIV. Eli Enis, SPIN, 23 May 2024 The commencement speech sparked an outpour of backlash against the kicker, including from Swift's friend, Flav, 65. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 15 May 2024 Following the Princess of Wales’ announcement, there has been an outpour of supportive messages. TIME, 23 Mar. 2024 With an outpour of demand within days of airing on the show, Bottle Breacher initially struggled to maintain inventory, but has since skyrocketed to millions of dollars in sales. Coleby Phillips, The Arizona Republic, 10 Feb. 2024 Multiple attendees responded to the pictures in the comments, showing Natalia an outpour of love. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 22 Jan. 2024 The shooting led to an outpour of condolences from world leaders. Gerrit De Vynck, Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2023 Baptiste arrived at his opening late wearing his own design, a red and white distorted plaid pant set, and was met with an immediate outpour of love from his community. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 3 Nov. 2023

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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 17 Jun. 2024.

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