- to flood; inundate.
- to overrun; overwhelm: She was deluged with congratulatory letters.
Origin of deluge
Synonyms for deluge
Related Words for delugedinundation, spate, avalanche, barrage, cataclysm, torrent, drench, soak, flood, overwhelm, swamp, douse, submerge, overflow, overrun, engulf, teem, inundate, overload, overcrowd
Examples from the Web for deluged
Contemporary Examples of deluged
Predictably, he was deluged with angry responses; as of this writing, he is still responding to critics.Richard Dawkins Would Fail Philosophy 101
August 28, 2014
The paper was deluged with complaints from readers, and from UK and overseas Jewish groups, before issuing a prompt apology.A 10-Point Guide To Anti-Semitism And Its Perception
February 14, 2013
Anyone who votes for it is going to be deluged with angry phone calls and some very ugly attack ads come next campaign.Does Anyone Actually Want to Make a Deal on the Fiscal Cliff?
December 31, 2012
But then they saw the water rise—the result of the failed federal levee system that deluged 80 percent of the city.Waiting Out Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans
August 29, 2012
But now she finds herself in the opposite situation, deluged with requests for interviews, appearances, and reviews.Diana Athill on How to Age Gracefully
April 30, 2012
Historical Examples of deluged
It deluged them with water, and plastered them with flying seaweed and ice.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
It was the denial of this simple truth which deluged France in blood and woe.Henry IV, Makers of History
John S. C. Abbott
Previous to the attack their howitzers had deluged the place with shells.
When Dan lunged with the gaff the tuna made a tremendous splash that deluged us.Tales of Fishes
As it ever did and ever will happen too, they have deluged me with work when I crave rest.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
- a great flood of water
- torrential rain; downpour
- an overwhelming rush or numbera deluge of requests
- to flood, as with water; soak, swamp, or drown
- to overwhelm or overrun; inundate
Word Origin for deluge
- the Deluge another name for the Flood
1590s; see deluge (n.). Related: Deluged; deluging.