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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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