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spate

spate

 
 
pronunciation:
speIt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden rush, outpouring, or flood.
The sharp rise in food prices caused a spate of angry protests.
synonyms:
avalanche, deluge, flood, torrent
similar words:
cataract, flurry, hail, outbreak, outpouring, rash, rush
definition 2: a large number or quantity.
synonyms:
deluge
similar words:
hail, ocean, river, stream, torrent