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Definition 1: a heavy rain - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for deluge in the sense of this definition

(deluge is a kind of ...) water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere

Definition 2: the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where deluge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plains fertilized by annual inundations

Synonyms for deluge in the sense of this definition

(deluge is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth

(... is a kind of deluge ) flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer

(... is a kind of deluge ) a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration

(... is a kind of deluge ) (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings

Definition 3: an overwhelming number or amount - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where deluge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flood of requests
  • a torrent of abuse

Synonyms for deluge in the sense of this definition

(deluge is a kind of ...) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

"a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos" "it must have cost plenty" "a slew of journalists" "a wad of money"

Definition 4: fill or cover completely, usually with water - [verb of change]

Synonyms for deluge in the sense of this definition

(deluge is a kind of ...) cover with liquid, usually water

"The swollen river flooded the village" "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

Definition 5: charge someone with too many tasks - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for deluge in the sense of this definition

(deluge is a kind of ...) impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

Definition 6: fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid - [verb of contact]

Samples where deluge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the basement was inundated after the storm
  • The images flooded his mind

Synonyms for deluge in the sense of this definition

(deluge is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

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