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outpouring

[out-pawr-ing, -pohr-] /ˈaʊtˌpɔr ɪŋ, -ˌpoʊr-/
noun
1.
something that pours out or is poured out; an outflow, overflow, or effusion:
an outpouring of sympathy from her friends.
Origin of outpouring
1750-1760
1750-60; out- + pouring

outpour

[n. out-pawr, -pohr; v. out-pawr, -pohr] /n. ˈaʊtˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr; v. ˌaʊtˈpɔr, -ˈpoʊr/
noun
verb (used with object)
2.
to pour out.
Origin
1665-75; out- + pour
Related forms
outpourer, noun
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outpouring

/ˈaʊtˌpɔːrɪŋ/
noun
1.
a passionate or exaggerated outburst; effusion
2.
another word for outpour (sense 1), outpour (sense 2)

outpour

noun (ˈaʊtˌpɔː)
1.
the act of flowing or pouring out
2.
something that pours out
verb (ˌaʊtˈpɔː)
3.
to pour or cause to pour out freely or rapidly
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Word Origin and History for outpouring
n.

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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