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Definition of torrent noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈtɑrənt//
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  1. 1a large amount of water moving very quickly After the winter rains, the stream becomes a raging torrent. The rain was coming down in torrents.
  2. 2a large amount of something that comes suddenly and violently synonym deluge a torrent of abuse/criticism a torrent of words
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: torrent