Deluging
Deluge Del"uge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deluged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deluging}.] 1. To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm. [1913 Webster]

The deluged earth would useless grow. --Blackmore. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

At length corruption, like a general flood . . . Shall deluge all. --Pope. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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