Meaning of torrent

tor•rent

Pronunciation: (tôr'unt, tor'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence.
  2. a rushing, violent, or abundant and unceasing stream of anything: a torrent of lava.
  3. a violent downpour of rain.
  4. a violent, tumultuous, or overwhelming flow: a torrent of abuse.
—adj.
  1. torrential.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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