Do these sentences imply on same meaning. Are they interchangeable ?

It rained all through the night.

It rained all over the night.

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It rained all through the night.

This sentence is ok. Your use of all through refers to the fact that it kept raining over a period of time i.e. the night.

You may also use throughout to give the same meaning.

e.g. It rained throughout the night.

The second sentence doesn't sound natural to me. However, the preposition over can be used to express time.

e.g. She had been sick over the holidays. = during the holidays.

Given a choice, I would certainly choose the first sentence to express your meaning.

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