- of, having the nature of, or produced by, a torrent
- like a torrent, as in violence or copiousness
- When it is raining so hard you can't see out your car window even with the windshield wipers going, this is an example of a torrential rain.
- When you are white water rafting and the river is flowing extremely fast and forcefully, this is an example of water that would be described as torrential.
The definition of torrential is rapidly pouring rain or water that is flowing forcefully and rapidly.
- Resembling, flowing in, or forming torrents: torrential mountain streams; a torrential downpour.
- Resulting from the action of fast-flowing streams: torrential erosion.
- Flowing or surging abundantly; wild: torrential applause.
(comparative more torrential, superlative most torrential)
From torrent +"Ž -ial.
- They have also been regarded as the result of torrential action.
- Torrential rains caused a series of landslips, carrying away houses and breaking up the hill railway.
- His style is impetuous, rich, torrential at times; his thought is practical and imaginative rather than deeply philosophical.
- Cold north-west winds prevail from October to March, while in July and August torrential rains fall, resulting in a sudden and very considerable rise in the Amur and its right-bank tributaries.
- The right-hand tributaries, rising mostly on the western sides of the plateau, have steep slopes and are generally torrential in character.