torrential


tor·ren·tial

adjective \t-ˈren(t)-shəl, tə-\

: coming in a large, fast stream

Full Definition of TORRENTIAL

1
a :  relating to or having the character of a torrent <torrential rains>
b :  caused by or resulting from action of rapid streams <torrential gravel>
2
:  resembling a torrent in violence or rapidity of flow
tor·ren·tial·ly \-ˈren(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of TORRENTIAL

  1. The rain caused torrential flooding.

First Known Use of TORRENTIAL

1849

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

Rhymes with TORRENTIAL

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