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[out-pawr-ing, -pohr-]
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  1. something that pours out or is poured out; an outflow, overflow, or effusion: an outpouring of sympathy from her friends.
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Origin of outpouring

1750–60; out- + pouring


[noun out-pawr, -pohr; verb out-pawr, -pohr]
  1. outpouring.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to pour out.
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Origin of outpour

First recorded in 1665–75; out- + pour
Related formsout·pour·er, noun
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Related Words for outpouring

deluge, spurt, torrent, outburst, flood, effusion, rush, jet, stream, flow, cascade, gush, discharge, issue, effluence, leakage

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British Dictionary definitions for outpouring


  1. a passionate or exaggerated outburst; effusion
  2. another word for outpour (def. 1), outpour (def. 2)
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noun (ˈaʊtˌpɔː)
  1. the act of flowing or pouring out
  2. something that pours out
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verb (ˌaʊtˈpɔː)
  1. to pour or cause to pour out freely or rapidly
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Word Origin and History for outpouring


mid-15c., "a pouring out," from out + infinitive of pour (v.). From 1757 as "action of pouring out," originally transferred, of things spiritual; sense of "that which is poured out" (again, usually transferred) is from 1827.

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