torrential

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Etymology[edit]

From torrent +‎ -ial.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /təˈɹɛn.tʃəl/, /tɒɹˈɛn.tʃəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tɔˈɹɛnt.ʃəl/, /təˈɹɛnt.ʃəl/
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Adjective[edit]

torrential (comparative more torrential, superlative most torrential)

  1. Coming or characterized by torrents; flowing heavily or in large quantities.
    There was a torrential downpour and we were all soaked.
    torrential rain
    • 1960 December, “Talking of Trains: The railways and the Devon floods”, in Trains Illustrated, page 709:
      On the Saturday, October 1, the torrential rains began to wreak damage east of Exeter.

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