Pronunciation: (tûr'byu-lunt), [key]
1. being in a state of agitation or tumult; disturbed: turbulent feelings or emotions.
2. characterized by, or showing disturbance, disorder, etc.: the turbulent years.
3. given to acts of violence and aggression: the turbulent young soldiers.
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