The definition of a spate is an unexpected rush or outpowering.
(metaphorical) An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation of tourists.
A large amount or number, especially when moving from one place to another:
The definition of a downpour is a very hard rainfall.
A devastating flood.
Find another word for freshets. In this page you can discover 9 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for freshets, like: spates, surges, deluges, overflows, torrents, inundations, floods, downpours and cataclysms.