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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Torrent  \Tor"rent\,  a.  [See  {Torrent},  n.] 
  Rolling  or  rushing  in  a  rapid  stream.  ``Waves  of  torrent 
  fire.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Torrent  \Tor"rent\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  torrens,  -entis,  fr  torrens 
  burning,  roaring,  boiling,  p.  pr  of  torrere  to  dry  by  heat, 
  to  burn.  See  {Torrid}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  torrent 
  n  1:  a  heavy  rain  [syn:  {downpour},  {cloudburst},  {deluge},  {waterspout}, 
  {soaker}] 
  2:  a  violently  fast  stream  of  water  (or  other  liquid);  "the 
  houses  were  swept  away  in  the  torrent"  [syn:  {violent 
  stream}] 
  3:  an  overwhelming  number  or  amount;  "a  flood  of  requests";  "a 
  torrent  of  abuse"  [syn:  {flood},  {deluge}] 




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