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noun tor·rent \ ˈtȯr-ənt , ˈtär- \

Definition of torrent

1 :a tumultuous outpouring :rush
2 :a violent stream of a liquid (such as water or lava)
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.

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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


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Definition of torrent

First Known Use of torrent

1667


TORRENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of torrent for English Language Learners

  • : a large amount of water that moves very quickly in one direction

  • : a large amount of something that is released suddenly


TORRENT Defined for Kids

torrent

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noun tor·rent \ ˈtȯr-ənt \

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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