The definition of violent is forceful, dangerous or causing great injury or death.(adjective)
An example of something violent is a storm that knocks down houses, trees and power lines.
See violent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < MFr < L violentus, violent, akin to violare, to violate
See violent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin violentus
Origin: , from vīs, vi-, force; see weiə- in Indo-European roots.
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