Definition of 'torrential'
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Perhaps the summer seemed miserable as a result of some spectacularly wet days when the rain was torrential. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When they tried to survey members about the impact this has, they had to call off the exercise owing to torrential rain. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The main risk is that landslides caused by torrential rain could really pose a threat to people, particularly in the rural areas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This game had to be postponed on Tuesday as torrential rain hit Manchester in the build up. The Sun (2016)It was, of course, winter in the southern hemisphere and the rain was frequently torrential. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A train was derailed and a hospital was flooded as torrential rain caused chaos across the south and east of England. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have also had difficulty with torrential rain on site affecting the lighting and sound. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Forecasters have promised more torrential downpours today and tomorrow. The Sun (2014)The torrential rain seemed to be an ominous sign of the battle to come. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Anywhere could see torrential downpours and very heavy rain in a very short period. The Sun (2014)Others queued for hours in torrential rain to see the top of their heads at night. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Experts last night warned that torrential rain could bring other dangerous creatures into the area. The Sun (2012)Thousands were forced to flee as a second day of torrential downpours saw more rivers bursting their banks. The Sun (2015)The game was delayed by more than an hour after a torrential downpour made the pitch virtually unplayable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Thames was swollen after a sudden thaw of heavy snow and torrential rains. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Days of torrential downpours left thousands of homes and businesses in Queensland flooded. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Further south, the monsoon has delivered torrential rains. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A chaotic race, stopped for two hours because of torrential rain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)THE torrential downpours this winter have made driving incredibly difficult, if not downright dangerous. The Sun (2014)We had torrential, cold, wet and muddy weather while filming. The Sun (2013)The kicks will rain down on him this autumn, like torrential rain, we shall see. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Up to 50,000 fans partied in the capital before kick-off despite torrential downpours. The Sun (2008)The burst amid yesterday's torrential rain left hundreds of homes flooded 3ft deep. The Sun (2011)Lucky you if you managed to escape Blighty and the weekend's torrential downpours. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Most of the South escaped, but was battered by torrential rain instead. The Sun (2009)It is caused, they maintain, by sewers unable to cope with torrential downpours. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It will move eastwards across Britain today and tomorrow, bringing more torrential rain and powerful winds. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Another week of torrential downpours has been predicted with the London Games just ten days away. The Sun (2012)The city was soaked throughout the night and well into yesterday morning by torrential rain and the forecast promised more of the same - unhappy portents prevailed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)After torrential rain on Thursday, the site was drying out in the sunshine yesterday as the music kicked off in earnest. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'torrential'
British English: torrential ADJECTIVE
Torrential rain pours down very rapidly and in great quantities.
The storms and torrential rain caused traffic chaos across the country.
Definition of torrential from the Collins English Dictionary
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