Etymology
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outpouring (n.)

mid-15c., "a pouring out, outflow, effusion," from out- + infinitive of pour (v.). From 1757 as "action of pouring out," probably a re-coinage, originally transferred, of things spiritual; sense of "that which is poured out" (again, usually transferred) is from 1827. A verb, outpour "to pour forth," is attested from 1670s.

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Definitions of outpouring

outpouring (n.)
a natural flow of ground water;
Synonyms: spring / fountain / outflow / natural spring
outpouring (n.)
a sudden rapid flow (as of water);
she attacked him with an outpouring of words
Synonyms: flush / gush
outpouring (n.)
the pouring forth of a fluid;
Synonyms: discharge / run
outpouring (n.)
the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written);
outpouring (n.)
a large flow;
Synonyms: flood / overflow
From wordnet.princeton.edu