TUR'BULENT, a. [L. turbulentus, from turbo, to disturb.]

1. Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; being in violent commotion; as the turbulent ocean.

Calm region once,

And full of peace, now tost and turbulent.

The turbulent mirth of wine.

2. Restless; unquiet; refractory; disposed to insubordination and disorder; as turbulent spirits.

3. Producing commotion.

Whose heads that turbulent liquor fills with fumes.