[out-pawr-ing, -pohr-]
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Origin of outpouring

1750–60; out- + pouring


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

Origin of outpour

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


noun (ˈaʊtˌpɔː)
  1. the act of flowing or pouring out
  2. something that pours out
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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