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See also Deluge
- (UK) IPA: /ˈdɛl.juːdʒ/, X-SAMPA: /"dEl.jU:dZ/
- (US) IPA: /ˈdɛl.ju(ː)dʒ/, /ˈdɛl.ju(ː)ʒ/
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deluge (plural deluges)
- A great flood or rain.
- The deluge continued for hours, drenching the land and slowing traffic to a halt.
- An overwhelming amount of something.
- The rock concert was a deluge of sound.
a great flood
an overwhelming amount of something
- (transitive) To flood with water.
- (transitive) To overwhelm.
- After the announcement, they were deluged with requests for more information.
to flood with water
- 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988
See also 
Old French 
- English: deluge (borrowed)