Torrent

Definition of Torrent

Tor´rent
n.1.A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.
The roaring torrent is deep and wide.
- Longfellow.
2.Fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood; as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence.
At length, Erasmus, that great injured name, . . .
Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age.
- Pope.
a.1.Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.

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