Torrential meaning

tô-rĕnshəl, tə-
Of, having the nature of, or produced by, a torrent.
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Resulting from the action of fast-flowing streams.

Torrential erosion.

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Resembling, flowing in, or forming torrents.

Torrential mountain streams; a torrential downpour.

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Flowing or surging abundantly; wild.

Torrential applause.

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Like a torrent, as in violence or copiousness.
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Coming or characterized by torrents; flowing heavily or in large quantities.

A torrential downpour.

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The definition of torrential is rapidly pouring rain or water that is flowing forcefully and rapidly.

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.

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Origin of torrential

  • From torrent +"Ž -ial.

    From Wiktionary