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Meaning of spate

spate

Pronunciation: (spāt), [key]
— n.
  1. a sudden, almost overwhelming, outpouring: a spate of angry words.
    1. a flood or inundation.
    2. a river flooding its banks.
    3. a sudden or heavy rainstorm.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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