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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tor·rent /ˈtɔrənt, ˈtɑr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tor·rent, a.  Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream. “Waves of torrent fire.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tor·rent n.
 1. A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.
    The roaring torrent is deep and wide.   --Longfellow.
 2. Fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood; as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence.
 At length, Erasmus, that great injured name, . . .
 Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a heavy rain [syn: downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout,
            pelter, soaker]
      2: a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid); "the
         houses were swept away in the torrent" [syn: violent
      3: an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a
         torrent of abuse" [syn: flood, inundation, deluge]