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Definition of Deluge


  1. A washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an inundation; a flood; specifically, The Deluge, the great flood in the days of Noah (Gen. vii.).
  2. Fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction.
  3. To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.
  4. To overwhelm, as with a deluge; to cover; to overspread; to overpower; to submerge; to destroy; as, the northern nations deluged the Roman empire with their armies; the land is deluged with woe.

Deluge Quotations

Loud roared the dreadful thunder, The rain a deluge showers.
Andrew Cherry

Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
Horace Mann

Tax season always means a deluge of tax advice. Unfortunately, most of it is futile and lightweight.
Robert Kiyosaki

Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship, came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain.
Joshua Slocum

If you sequence a cancerous tumor, you should be able to tailor the therapy according to the root cause of the cancer. But it has taken so long to do the sequencing - which also requires time to prepare the samples and interpret the deluge of data that comes out - that the patients are already undergoing therapy by the process if over.
Eric Topol
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Deluge Translations

deluge in Dutch is zondvloed
deluge in Italian is dilagare, dilagare
deluge in Spanish is arriar, diluvio

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