torrential

adjective tor·ren·tial \ tȯ-ˈren(t)-shəl , tə- \
Updated on: 8 Jan 2018

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

torrentially

play \-ˈren(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of torrential in a Sentence

  1. The rain caused torrential flooding.

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First Known Use of torrential

1849

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TORRENTIAL Defined for English Language Learners

torrential

adjective

Definition of torrential for English Language Learners

  • : coming in a large, fast stream



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