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deluge

del·uge

deluge

 
pronunciation:
del yuj [or] del yuzh
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a flood caused by a great amount of water.
In the Bible, Noah escaped the deluge in an ark.
synonyms:
flood
similar words:
torrent
definition 2: a huge amount.
We received a deluge of answers to our ad.
synonyms:
avalanche, barrage, flood
similar words:
hail, overflow
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: deluged, deluges, deluging
definition 1: to flood with water.
The dam broke and deluged the entire town.
synonyms:
flood
similar words:
engulf, overflow, overrun, submerge
definition 2: to flood with a large amount of something.
News reporters deluged my father with phone calls when he won the lottery.
synonyms:
flood, overwhelm, swamp
similar words:
engulf, overcome, overrun
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