spate definition

  • noun:
    • An Abrupt flood, rush, or outpouring: "It issues a spate of words from loudspeakers and also the politicians” ( Virginia Woolf).
    • Chiefly British A flash flood.
    • Chiefly British A freshet caused by a downpour of rainfall or melting of snowfall.
    • Chiefly British a rapid hefty fall of rain.
    • A river flooding; an overflow or inundation.
    • a rapid dash or enhance.
    • A river flooding; an overflow or inundation.
    • A natural outpour of water; a flood; particularly, an abrupt flooding or freshet, since from a swollen river or lake.
    • the event of a water movement caused by sudden rainfall or melting snow
    • an abrupt powerful circulation
    • (frequently followed closely by `of') a significant number or quantity or extent

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