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deluge

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English

Etymology

From Old French déluge, alteration of earlier deluvie < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dīluvium, from lavō (wash)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
deluge

Plural
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  1. A great flood or rain.
    The deluge continued for hours, drenching the land and slowing traffic to a halt.
  2. An overwhelming amount of something.
    The rock concert was a deluge of sound.
  3. The Deluge: The Biblical flood during the time of Noah.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to deluge

Third person singular
deluges

Simple past
deluged

Past participle
-

Present participle
deluging

to deluge (third-person singular simple present deluges, present participle deluging, simple past and past participle deluged)
  1. (transitive) To flood with water.
  2. (transitive) To overwhelm.
    After the announcement, they were deluged with requests for more information.

Translations

References

  • 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988

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