Definition for TUR'BU-LENT

TUR'BU-LENT, a. [L. turbulentus, from turbo, to disturb.]

  1. Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; being in violent commotion; as, the turbulent ocean. Calm region once, / And full of peace, now tost and turbulent. Milton. The turbulent mirth of wine. Dryden.
  2. Restless; unquiet; refractory; disposed to insubordination and disorder; as, turbulent spirits.
  3. Producing commotion. Whose heads that turbulent liquor fills with fumes. Milton.

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