torrential

[ taw-ren-shuhl, toh-, tuh- ]
/ tɔˈrɛn ʃəl, toʊ-, tə- /

adjective

pertaining to or having the nature of a torrent.
resembling a torrent in rapidity or violence.
falling in torrents: torrential rains.
produced by the action of a torrent.
violent, vehement, or impassioned.
overwhelming; extraordinarily copious.

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Origin of torrential

First recorded in 1840–50; torrent + -ial

OTHER WORDS FROM torrential

tor·ren·tial·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for torrential

torrential
/ (tɒˈrɛnʃəl, tə-) /

adjective

of or relating to a torrent
pouring or flowing fast, violently, or heavilytorrential rain
abundant, overwhelming, or irrepressibletorrential abuse

Derived forms of torrential

torrentially, adverb
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