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- Violently disturbed or agitated; tempestuous, tumultuous.
- It is dangerous to sail in turbulent seas.
- Being in, or causing, disturbance or unrest.
2013 August 10, Lexington, “Keeping the mighty honest”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
- The [Washington] Post's proprietor through those turbulent [Watergate] days, Katharine Graham, held a double place in Washington’s hierarchy: at once regal Georgetown hostess and scrappy newshound, ready to hold the establishment to account. That is a very American position.
- The mid-19th century was a turbulent time in American history.
violently disturbed or agitated
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- turbulent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- turbulent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- turbulent at OneLook Dictionary Search
- "turbulent" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
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