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Tur"moil (?), n. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps fr. OF. tremouille the hopper of a mill, trembler to tremble (cf. E. tremble); influenced by E. turn and moil.]

Harassing labor; trouble; molestation by tumult; disturbance; worrying confusion.

And there I'll rest, as after much turmoil, A blessed soul doth in Elysium. Shak.

 

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Tur*moil" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Turmoiled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Turmoiling.]

To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry.

[Obs.]

It is her fatal misfortune . . . to be miserably tossed and turmoiled with these storms of affliction. Spenser.

 

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Tur*moil", v. i.

To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion.

[Obs.]

Milton.

 

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