What adjective was coined to
describe rivers raging outwards from their banks?
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The verb outrage (1303) initially carried the sense "to
exceed." Thus, rivers that raged outwards were outrageous - e.g. Defoe described the often-flooding
river Trent as "a most outrageous stream."
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