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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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turbulenttur‧bu‧lent /ˈtɜːbjələnt $ ˈtɜːr-/ ●○○ adjective  1 VIOLENTa 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.2 HEMturbulent air or water moves around a lot the dark turbulent waters of the river
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turbulentThe upshot is that small areas of the boundary layer are turbulent.In this way it is possible to use the lift low down with safety, provided that the thermals are not too turbulent.Now it was dark, and our world was a dimly seen circle of indigo water, foam-streaked and turbulent.Parental reactions are turbulent, and the usual pathways for the development of close parent-infant bonds are disrupted.The town lies in North Morazn, one of the most turbulent areas of El Salvador.Change has become a constant in the turbulent economy of deregulation and global competition.The remainder of the transition process consists of the growth of these local regions of turbulent motion, whilst they travel downstream.a turbulent relationshipthe turbulent white seaJason grew up in the South during the turbulent years of the 1960s.We would do well to ponder the anguish of those turbulent years.
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