Deluge

Definition of Deluge

Del´uge   Pronunciation: dĕl´ũj
n.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.
A fiery deluge fed
With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.
- Milton.
As I grub up some quaint old fragment of a [London] street, or a house, or a shop, or tomb or burial ground, which has still survived in the deluge.
- F. Harrison.
After me the deluge.
(Aprés moi le déluge.
- Madame de Pompadour.
v. t.1.To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.
[imp. & p. p. Deluged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deluging.]
The deluged earth would useless grow.
- Blackmore.
2.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.
At length corruption, like a general flood . . .
Shall deluge all.
- Pope.

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