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Definition of "torrent" []

  • A turbulent, swift-flowing stream. (noun)
  • A heavy downpour; a deluge. (noun)
  • A heavy, uncontrolled outpouring: a torrent of insults; torrents of mail. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "torrent" in a sentence
  • "When a mountain torrent is stayed in its descent by an obstacle, the waters fret and toss in their curbed unrest, but when the impediment is removed they flow on even brighter, swifter and with more power than ever."
  • "Sure, Renee Peck was upset Drew Brees had taken his last snap of the season, but the tough Cajun was brought to tears by what she described as a torrent of drunken verbal abuse by San Francisco fans."
  • "They lined the rough-made boat down the mountain torrent, nearly losing it a dozen times, and rowed across the south end of Lake"