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Topic: METEOROLOGY

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: turbulentus, from turba; TURBID

turbulent

adjective
     
tur‧bu‧lent
1 a turbulent situation or period of time is one in which there are a lot of sudden changes:
the turbulent times of the French Revolution
He has had a turbulent political career.
2HEM turbulent air or water moves around a lot:
the dark turbulent waters of the river
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