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1    cloudburst, deluge, downpour, drizzle, fall, precipitation, raindrops, rainfall, showers  
2    deluge, flood, hail, shower, spate, stream, torrent, volley  
3    bucket down     (informal)   come down in buckets     (informal)   drizzle, fall, pelt (down), pour, rain cats and dogs     (informal)   shower, teem  
4    deposit, drop, fall, shower, sprinkle  
5    bestow, lavish, pour, shower  
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rainy, raging, rapine, raring

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rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
walk heavily, trudge
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
distinctive scent that accompanies the rain and rises up from the ground especially after a period of warm and dry weather
Ex.: And we could smell the scent of wheat and petrichor rising up in the air as a silent clamour.
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