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turbulent (adj.)

early 15c., "disorderly, tumultuous, unruly" (of persons), from Old French turbulent (12c.), from Latin turbulentus "full of commotion, restless, disturbed, boisterous, stormy," figuratively "troubled, confused," from turba "turmoil, crowd" (see turbid). In reference to weather, from 1570s. Related: Turbulently.

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Definitions of turbulent from WordNet

turbulent (adj.)
characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination;
a turbulent and unruly childhood
turbulent (adj.)
(of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence;
turbulent rapids
Synonyms: churning / roiling / roiled / roily
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