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torrent

noun uk   /ˈtɒr.ənt/ us    /ˈtɔːr-/
[S] a sudden large or too large amount, especially one that seems to be uncontrolled: He let out a torrent of abuse/angry words. They are worried that the flow/trickle/stream of tourists could swell into an unmanageable torrent if there are no controls. [C] a large amount of water that is moving quickly: Heavy rainfall turned the river into a rushing/raging torrent. torrents [plural] large amounts: torrents of rain The rain came down/fell in torrents. We have received torrents of letters/requests/criticism.
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