del·uge (dĕlyj, -yzh, dālj, -lzh, dĭ-lj, -lzh)
a. A great flood.
b. A heavy downpour.
2. Something that overwhelms as if by a great flood: a deluge of fan mail.
3. Deluge In the Bible, the great flood that occurred in the time of Noah.
tr.v. del·uged, del·ug·ing, del·ug·es
1. To overrun with water; inundate.
2. To overwhelm with a large number or amount; swamp: The press secretary was deluged with requests for information.
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