present participle of rain
as in pouring
to fall as water in a continuous stream of drops from the clouds it started raining early this morning and hasn't let up since

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as in showering
to give readily and in large quantities she rained praise upon her graduating students the squadron rained bombs on the enemy's fortifications

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“Raining.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/raining. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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