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One entry found for torrent.
Main Entry: tor·rent
Pronunciation: primarystresstodotr-schwant, primarystresstär-
Function: noun
Etymology: from French torrent "a violent stream of liquid," from Latin torrent-, torrens (same meaning), from torrens (adjective) "burning, flowing with great force," derived from torremacronre "to heat so as to dry up or burn" --related to TORRID --see Word History at TORRID
1 : a rushing stream of a liquid <a torrent of rain>
2 : a mountain stream or its channel
3 : a sudden rush like a stream of liquid <a torrent of criticism>

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