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deluge

noun  /ˈdel·judʒ, -juʒ/ us  

deluge noun (LARGE AMOUNT)

[C usually sing] a very large volume of something, more than can be managed: The newspaper received a deluge of complaints about the article.

deluge noun (RAIN)

[C] a very large amount of rain or water

deluge

verb [T] /ˈdel·judʒ, -juʒ/

deluge verb [T] (SEND LARGE AMOUNT)

to send a very large volume of something to someone: The senator’s office was deluged with calls asking for clarification.
Translations of “deluge”
in Spanish diluvio, inundación…
in French déluge…
in German die Flut…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴雨, 洪水…
in Russian поток, лавина, ливень…
in Turkish tufan, yağmur veya sel baskını, afet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴雨, 洪水…
in Polish lawina, powódź…
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