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deluge

del·uge

deluge

 
 
pronunciation:
del yuj [or] del yuzh
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an inundation of the land by a great quantity of water; flood.
synonyms:
flood, inundation
similar words:
cataclysm, cataract, debacle, torrent
definition 2: an extremely heavy rain; downpour.
synonyms:
cataract, downpour, torrent
similar words:
cloudburst, downfall, flash flood, rainstorm
definition 3: an overwhelming quantity.
We had a deluge of replies to the advertisement.
synonyms:
avalanche, barrage, flood, spate, torrent
similar words:
hail, ocean, overflow
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deluged, deluges, deluging
definition 1: to inundate with water; flood.
synonyms:
flood, inundate, swamp
similar words:
engulf, overflow, overrun, submerge
definition 2: to overrun or overwhelm with a large quantity.
The government office was deluged with requests for assistance.
synonyms:
flood, inundate, overwhelm, swamp
similar words:
barrage, engulf, overcome, overrun, pour
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