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  Definition of deluge
  1. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
  2. a heavy rain
  3. an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
  4. fill or cover completely, usually with water
  5. charge someone with too many tasks
  6. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
Similar Words: flood, inundation, alluvion, downpour, cloudburst, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker, inundate, submerge, overwhelm, flood out, swamp

 

See Also: flood in

 

Hyponyms: debacle, flash flood, flashflood

 

Derivational Morphology: inundate, submerge, flood, swamp, drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse, pour, pelt, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets, overwhelm, flood out, oversupply, glut, submergence, submerging, submersion, immersion, inundation, alluvion, downpour, cloudburst, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker, flowage, implosion therapy, flooding

 

 
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