Spate



noun
1.
a sudden, almost overwhelming, outpouring:
a spate of angry words.
2.
British.

a flood or inundation.
a river flooding its banks.
a sudden or heavy rainstorm.

noun
1.
a fast flow, rush, or outpouring: a spate of words
2.
(mainly Brit) a sudden flood: the rivers were in spate
3.
(mainly Brit) a sudden heavy downpour

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