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 for torrent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Torrent \Tor"rent\, n. [F., fr. L. torrens, -entis, fr. torrens
     burning, roaring, boiling, p. pr. of torrere to dry by heat,
     to burn. See Torrid.]
     1. A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream
        suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.
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              The roaring torrent is deep and wide. --Longfellow.
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     2. Fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood;
        as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence.
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              At length, Erasmus, that great injured name, . . .
              Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age. --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Torrent \Tor"rent\, a. [See Torrent, n.]
     Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream. "Waves of torrent
     fire." --Milton.
     [1913 Webster] Torrential

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  torrent
      n 1: a heavy rain [syn: downpour, cloudburst, deluge,
           waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker]
      2: a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid); "the
         houses were swept away in the torrent" [syn: torrent,
         violent stream]
      3: an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a
         torrent of abuse" [syn: flood, inundation, deluge,
         torrent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "torrent":
     Niagara, antelope, arrow, belch, blue darter, blue streak, burst,
     cannonball, cascade, cataclysm, cataract, courser, dart,
     debouchment, deluge, dissiliency, eagle, effusion, electricity,
     eructation, eruption, express train, flare-up, flash, flood,
     flooding, flow, fresh, freshet, gazelle, greased lightning,
     greyhound, gush, gushing, hare, inundation, jet, jet plane, light,
     lightning, mercury, outbreak, outburst, outpouring, overflow, pour,
     quicksilver, rapids, river, rocket, rush, scared rabbit, shot,
     spate, spew, spurt, streak, streak of lightning, stream,
     striped snake, swallow, thought, thunderbolt, tide, volcan,
     waterflood, wind
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  BitTorrent
  seed
  torrent
  
      A popular, distributed form of peer-to-peer
     file sharing that enables a client program to fetch
     different parts of a file (a "torrent") from different sources
     in parallel.  The system is designed to encourage users to
     make downloaded data available for others to upload.  This is
     aided by a scheme for exchanging unique identifiers, commonly
     stored in ".torrent" files.  A downloader who does not serve
     data to others is called a "leech".  A "seed" is a computer
     that has a complete copy of a file, possibly the original.
  
     The bittorrent.com site claims there are over 100 million
     users as of 2007-03-24.
  
     Most of the data is copyright material like films or
     commercial software.
  
     http://www.bittorrent.com/what-is-bittorrent)">(http://www.bittorrent.com/what-is-bittorrent).
  
     (2007-03-27)
  

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