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English noun: deluge

1. deluge (quantity) an overwhelming number or amount


SamplesA flood of requests.
A torrent of abuse.


Synonymsflood, inundation, torrent


Broader (hypernym)batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad

2. deluge (phenomenon) a heavy rain


Synonymscloudburst, downpour, pelter, soaker, torrent, waterspout


Broader (hypernym)rain, rainfall

3. deluge (phenomenon) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land


SamplesPlains fertilized by annual inundations.


Synonymsalluvion, flood, inundation


Broader (hypernym)geological phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)debacle, flash flood, flashflood, Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood


English verb: deluge

1. deluge (contact) fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid


SamplesThe basement was inundated after the storm.
The images flooded his mind.


Synonymsflood, inundate, swamp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

2. deluge (communication) charge someone with too many tasks


Synonymsflood out, overwhelm


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)burden, charge, saddle

3. deluge (change) fill or cover completely, usually with water


ExamplesThe swollen rivers deluge the area with water


Synonymsinundate, submerge


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flood









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