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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; anything that overwhelms or causes great destruction.
- The rock concert was a deluge of sound.
- A fiery deluge fed / With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.
- The little bird sits at his door in the sun, / Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, / And lets his illumined being o'errun / With the deluge of summer it receives.
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
- English: deluge (borrowed)