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(n.) Fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction.
(n.) 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.).
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Deluge'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/d/deluge.html. 1828.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26