Definition of Torrential

1. Adjective. Relating to or resulting from the action of a torrent. "Torrential adaptations seen in some aquatic forms"

Partainyms: Torrent
Derivative terms: Torrent



2. Adjective. Resembling a torrent in force and abundance. "The torrential facility and fecundity characteristic of his style"
Similar to: Uncontrolled
Derivative terms: Torrent

3. Adjective. Pouring in abundance. "Torrential rains"
Similar to: Abundant
Derivative terms: Torrent

Definition of Torrential

1. a. Of or pertaining to a torrent; having the character of a torrent; caused by a torrent .

Definition of Torrential

1. Adjective. Coming or characterized by torrents; flowing heavily or in large quantities. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Torrential

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torrential

torquers
torques
torques off
torqueses
torquing
torquing off
torquoselectivity
torr
torrefaction
torrefied
torrefies
torrefy
torrefying
torrent
torrented
torrential (current term)
torrentially
torrenting
torrents
torrentuous
torret
torrets
torreyite
torricellian
torrid zone
torrider
torridest
torridities
torridity

Literary usage of Torrential

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1. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"In torrential deposits fine, horizontally laminated strata alternate with ... torrential cross-bedding. the playa lake, and the horizontal layers are ..."

2. Report of Irrigation Investigations in California by Elwood Mead, William Ellsworth Smythe (1901)
"PROBLEMS OF WATER STORAGE ON torrential STREAMS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AS ... As its name implies, the torrential stream is one of violent force and action ..."

3. Geology by Alexander Henry Green (1882)
"torrential Accumulations of Ash.-—Intermediate in character between true subaerial and true subaqueous deposits of ash, are the accumulations produced when ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1876)
"On South-African torrential Floods viewed in connexion with the lute Inundations in the Valley of the Garonne and its Affluences, and Measures adopted in ..."

5. Mount Omi and Beyond: A Record of Travel on the Thibetan Border by Archibald John Little (1901)
"torrential rain. Last night's fine sunset turned out to be but a momentary break in the wet weather which set in last week, which, while it has cooled the ..."

6. The Great Ice Age and Its Relation to the Antiquity of Man by James Geikie (1894)
"... the Sierra de Gredos, and'the Sierra Nevada—Old glaciers of Corsica, of the Apuan Alps, and the Appenines — torrential deposits of Cosenza—Arctic and ..."

7. Geologisches Zentralblatt (1908)
"... and lastly, the torrential Som-jin-gang and the clear Nak-tong-gang, emptying themselves into South Sea. The east coast is generally cut off abruptly, ..."

8. Symons's Meteorological Magazine (1891)
"TWO torrential RAINS ON AUGUST 19m To the Editor of the Meteorological Magazine. SIR,—We have had another heavy rain in this locality which you may be glad ..."

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