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

 tur·bu·lent /-lənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tur·bu·lent a.
 1. Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; roused to violent commotion; as, the turbulent ocean.
 Calm region once,
 And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent.   --Milton.
 2. Disposed to insubordination and disorder; restless; unquiet; refractory; as, turbulent spirits.
    Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit.   --Dryden.
 3. Producing commotion; disturbing; exciting.
    Whose heads that turbulent liquor fills with fumes.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; riotous; seditious; insubordinate; refractory; unquiet.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination;
             "effects of the struggle will be violent and
             disruptive"; "riotous times"; "these troubled areas";
             "the tumultuous years of his administration"; "a
             turbulent and unruly childhood" [syn: disruptive, riotous,
              troubled, tumultuous]
      2: (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence;
         "the river's roiling current"; "turbulent rapids" [syn: churning,
          roiling, roiled, roily]