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Noun: deluge  del-yooj
  1. An overwhelming number or amount
    "a deluge of requests";
    - flood, inundation, torrent
     
  2. A heavy rain
    "The clouds broke after the heavy deluge";
    - downpour, cloudburst, waterspout, torrent, pelter, soaker, gullywasher [US]
     
  3. The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    "plains fertilized by annual deluges";
    - flood, inundation, alluvion
Verb: deluge  del-yooj
  1. Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
    "The images deluged his mind";
    - flood, inundate, swamp
     
  2. Charge someone with too many tasks
    - overwhelm, flood out
     
  3. Fill or cover completely, usually with water
    - inundate, submerge

Derived forms: deluges, deluging, deluged

Type of: batch, bunch, burden, charge, deal, fill, fill up, flock, flood, geological phenomenon, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, make full, mass, mess, mickle [archaic], mint, mountain, muckle, passel [US], peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, rain, rainfall, saddle, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad

Encyclopedia: Deluge