Pronunciation: (tôr'unt, tor'-), [key]
1. a stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence.
2. a rushing, violent, or abundant and unceasing stream of anything: a torrent of lava.
3. a violent downpour of rain.
4. a violent, tumultuous, or overwhelming flow: a torrent of abuse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.