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deluge


del·uge [deluge deluges deluged deluging] noun, verb BrE [ˈdeljuːdʒ] NAmE [ˈdeljuːdʒ]
noun usually singular
1. a sudden very heavy fall of rain
Syn: flood
When the snow melts, the mountain stream becomes a deluge.
2. a large number of things that happen or arrive at the same time
a deluge of calls/complaints/letters

Word Origin:
late Middle English: from Old French, variant of diluve, from Latin diluvium, from diluere ‘wash away’.

Example Bank:
An unseasonable deluge had washed away a section of river bank.
The earlier deluge had given way to more normal rain.
The firm was at a loss to explain the sudden deluge of publicity.

 
verb
1. ~ sb/sth (with sth) usually passive to send or give sb/sth a large number of things at the same time
Syn: flood, Syn:inundate
We have been deluged with applications for the job.
He was deluged with phone calls from friends and colleagues.
Applicants deluged the office with calls.
2. often passive ~ sth (formal)to flood a place with water
The campsite was deluged by a flash flood.
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
late Middle English: from Old French, variant of diluve, from Latin diluvium, from diluere ‘wash away’.
 

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