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Definition of 'deluge'

Noun

  1. an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
       Synonyms: flood inundation torrent
  2. a heavy rain
       Synonyms: downpour cloudburst waterspout torrent pelter soaker
  3. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
       Synonyms: flood inundation alluvion

Verb

  1. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
       Synonyms: flood inundate swamp
  2. charge someone with too many tasks
       Synonyms: overwhelm flood out
  3. fill or cover completely, usually with water
       Synonyms: inundate submerge


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