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torrential

adjective uk   /təˈren.ʃəl/  us   /tɔːˈren.ʃəl/
C2 used to refer to very heavy rain: torrential rain a torrential downpour/storm
Translations of “torrential”
in Korean 폭우, 호우…
in Arabic غَزير…
in Portuguese torrencial, diluviano…
in Catalan torrencial…
in Japanese 激しい, 激流のような…
in Italian torrenziale…
in Chinese (Traditional) (雨)傾瀉似的,如注的…
in Russian проливной (дождь)…
in Turkish sel gibi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (雨)倾泻似的,如注的…
in Polish ulewny, rzęsisty…
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