deluge


deluge

noun

  1. a great flood of water; inundation; flood.
  2. a drenching rain; downpour.
  3. anything that overwhelms like a flood: a deluge of mail.
  4. the Deluge. flood(def 3).

verb (used with object), del·uged, del·ug·ing.

  1. to flood; inundate.
  2. to overrun; overwhelm: She was deluged with congratulatory letters.

noun

  1. a great flood of water
  2. torrential rain; downpour
  3. an overwhelming rush or numbera deluge of requests

verb (tr)

  1. to flood, as with water; soak, swamp, or drown
  2. to overwhelm or overrun; inundate

noun

  1. the Deluge another name for the Flood
n.

late 14c., from Old French deluge (12c.), earlier deluve, from Latin diluvium “flood, inundation,” from diluere “wash away,” from dis- “away” (see dis-) + -luere, comb. form of lavere “to wash” (see lave).

v.

1590s; see deluge (n.). Related: Deluged; deluging.

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