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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Turbulent  \Tur"bu*lent\,  a.  [L.  turbulentus  fr  turba  disorder, 
  tumult:  cf  F.  turbulent.  See  {Turbid}.] 
  1.  Disturbed;  agitated;  tumultuous;  roused  to  violent 
  commotion;  as  the  turbulent  ocean. 
  Calm  region  once,  And  full  of  peace,  now  tossed  and 
  turbulent.  --Milton. 
  2.  Disposed  to  insubordination  and  disorder;  restless; 
  unquiet;  refractory;  as  turbulent  spirits. 
  Sagacious,  bold,  and  turbulent  of  wit.  --Dryden. 
  3.  Producing  commotion;  disturbing;  exciting. 
  Whose  heads  that  turbulent  liquor  fills  with  fumes. 
  Syn:  Disturbed;  agitated;  tumultuous;  riotous;  seditious; 
  insubordinate;  refractory;  unquiet. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  unrest  or  disorder  or  insubordination; 
  "effects  of  the  struggle  will  be  violent  and 
  disruptive";  "riotous  times";  "these  troubled  areas"; 
  "the  tumultuous  years  of  his  administration";  "a 
  turbulent  and  unruly  childhood"  [syn:  {disruptive},  {riotous}, 
  {troubled},  {tumultuous}] 
  2:  (of  a  liquid)  agitated  vigorously;  in  a  state  of  turbulence; 
  "the  river's  roiling  current";  "turbulent  rapids"  [syn:  {churning}, 
  {roiling},  {roiled},  {roily}] 

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