Meaning of deluge

del•uge

Pronunciation: (del'yj, -yzh, del'j, -zh, di-lj', -lzh'), [key]
— n., v., -uged, -ug•ing.
—n.
  1. a great flood of water; inundation; flood.
  2. a drenching rain; downpour.
  3. anything that overwhelms like a flood: a deluge of mail.
  4. See(def. 3).
—v.t.
  1. to flood; inundate.
  2. to overrun; overwhelm: She was deluged with congratulatory letters.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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