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turbulent

adjective uk   /ˈtɜː.bjʊ.lənt/ us    /ˈtɝː.bjə-/

turbulent adjective (SITUATION/TIME)

C2 involving a lot of sudden changes, arguments, or violence: a turbulent marriage This has been a turbulent week for the government.

turbulent adjective (AIR/WATER)

Turbulent air or water moves very strongly and suddenly: The sea was too turbulent for us to be able to take the boat out.
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