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English definition of “torrent”

torrent

noun [C]  /ˈtɔr·ənt, ˈtɑr-/ us  
a large stream of water that moves very fast: Heavy storms turned the river into a raging torrent. fig. The TV station received torrents of angry letters (= many of them).
torrential
adjective [not gradable]  /təˈren·tʃəl/ us  
The torrential rains caused mud slides.
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