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driving

adjective
 
 
/ˈdraɪvɪŋ/
driving rain/snow rain or snow that is falling very fast and being blown by the windWet weather and wetness
the driving force a person or thing that has a very strong effect and makes something happen: She was the driving force behind the project.Affecting and influencing
Translations of “driving”
in Chinese (Traditional) 強而有力的, 起推動作用的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强有力的, 起推动作用的…
(Definition of driving adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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