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  1. spate
    IPA[spāt]
  2. noun

    • 1. a large number of similar things or events appearing or occurring in quick succession:

      a spate of attacks on travelers
    • 2. a sudden flood in a river, especially one caused by heavy rains or melting snow.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: spate, plural noun: spates

  4. Phrase

    • noun

      a large number of similar things coming in quick succession:

      a sudden flood in a river.

    • (of a river) overflowing due to a sudden flood
    • (of a river) overflowing due to a sudden flood
    • (of a river) overflowing due to a sudden flood
    • (of a river) overflowing due to a sudden flood
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