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Meaning of freshet

fresh•et

Pronunciation: (fresh'it), [key]
— n.
  1. a freshwater stream flowing into the sea.
  2. a sudden rise in the level of a stream, or a flood, caused by heavy rains or the rapid melting of snow and ice.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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