tor·rent (tôrənt, tŏr-)
1. A turbulent, swift-flowing stream.
2. A heavy downpour; a deluge.
3. A heavy, uncontrolled flow: a torrent of insults; torrents of information.
[Latin torrēns, torrent-, from present participle of torrēre, to burn; see ters- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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