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Daemon
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torrent

(noun) A heavy, uncontrolled outpouring.

Synonyms: deluge, flood, inundation

Usage: She frowned and overwhelmed Pierre with a torrent of reproaches and angry words.
Irma Crespo
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Noun 1. torrent - a heavy rain torrent - a heavy rain
downpour, pelter, soaker, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout
rain, rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
2. torrent - a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid)torrent - a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid); "the houses were swept away in the torrent"
a violent stream
current, stream - a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"
3. torrent - an overwhelming number or amount to rent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
deluge, flood, inundation
good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, muckle, passel, peck, mickle, mint, quite a little, slew, spate, tidy sum, wad, stack, raft, mountain, pile, plenty, mass, batch, heap, deal, flock, pot, mess, sight - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
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thar
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A word that has become the opposite of its original meaning.

Quote:
Latin Edit
Etymology Edit
From Proto-Italic *torzeō, from Proto-Indo-European *torséyeti, causative from the root *ters- (“dry”). The fourth principal part tostum is for *torstum.

Pronunciation
(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈtor.re.oː/, [ˈtɔr.re.oː]
Verb
torreō (present infinitive torrēre, perfect active torruī, supine tostum); second conjugation

I scorch, burn, parch.
I roast; bake.
(of the cold) I nip, pinch.


Scorch > a rush of flame > a roaring 'stream' > a rush of water. Metaphorically an outpouring hurtful words. And now a data stream. Whistle
KSPavan
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torrent
Definition: (noun) A heavy, uncontrolled outpouring.
Synonyms: deluge, flood, inundation
Usage: She frowned and overwhelmed Pierre with a torrent of reproaches and angry words.
monamagda
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TORRENT
Emel Rapchan
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Torrent:
- After we back home, they asked a torrent of questions about the trip, our stay in Canada, and many other things.
- The reporters shot a torrent of questions to the President in regards mostly to his late controversial statement about foreign countries.
- More then conversation, it was a torrent of thoughts that almost drawn everyone in the meeting.
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