[ UK /dˈɛljuːd‍ʒ/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛɫjudʒ/ ]
  1. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    plains fertilized by annual inundations
  2. an overwhelming number or amount
    a flood of requests
    a torrent of abuse
  3. a heavy rain
  1. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
    the basement was inundated after the storm
    The images flooded his mind
  2. fill or cover completely, usually with water
  3. charge someone with too many tasks
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How To Use deluge In A Sentence

  • The epic cricket battle between England and Australia has sparked a deluge of wagers. The Sun
  • Perhaps it's because of the deluge of words, perhaps it's the weightiness of the subject, but one doesn't actually become involved emotionally.
  • One of his idiosyncrasies was a faith in coffee as a panacea; and I heard that while sickening he deluged himself with that beverage, to what profit let physicians say. From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life
  • Where the Sumerian tale presents the deluge as the work of an intemperate overlord whose attitude to humanity is far from benevolent, whose might may not be right, and offers an ethical opposition to him in figure of a merciful intercessor, the Biblical tale ultimately sanctions the genocidal destruction of most of humanity by ascribing it to a God whose wisdom, justice and mercy are presented as unquestionable. Creative Control - Part 4
  • Expect a deluge of apps in the future. Times, Sunday Times
  • Before Sydney, her quest for five gold medals attracted a deluge of media attention.
  • The report deluged him with criticism, albeit worded in the silky prose of a veteran mandarin.
  • The deluges also prompted an increase in crop prices.
  • Despite the deluge of World Cup promotions and advertising campaigns, Walkers' heavy spending and football tie-ins appear to have cut through the advertising clutter.
  • Villagers look like they will be losing their main bus service in just over a fortnight, despite a deluge of complaints to the bus company.
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