freshet definition

  • noun:
    • a rapid overflow of a stream caused by much rainfall or a thaw.
    • A stream of fresh water that empties into a body of salt liquid.
    • A flood resulting from hefty rain or a spring thaw.
    • a little stream, specifically one streaming in to the water.
    • A stream of fresh water.
    • A flood or overflowing of a stream brought on by hefty rains or melted snowfall; a sudden inundation.
    • a little blast of fresh-water; a brook.
    • A flood or overflowing of a river, by explanation of hefty rains or melted snow; an inundation, particularly certainly one of a comparatively moderate extent: just like fresh, n., 1.
    • the incident of a water movement caused by unexpected rain or melting snow

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