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Deluge vs. Torrent

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Delugenoun

A great flood or rain.

‘The deluge continued for hours, drenching the land and slowing traffic to a halt.’;

Torrentnoun

A violent flow, as of water, lava, etc.; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.

‘Rain fell on the hills in torrents.’; ‘A torrent of green and white water broke over the hull of the sail-boat.’;

Delugenoun

An overwhelming amount of something; anything that overwhelms or causes great destruction.

‘The rock concert was a deluge of sound.’;

Torrentnoun

(figurative) A large amount or stream of something.

‘They endured a torrent of inquiries.’;

Delugenoun

(military engineering) A damage control system on navy warships which is activated by excessive temperature within the Vertical Launching System.

Torrentnoun

A set of files obtainable through a peer-to-peer network, especially BitTorrent.

‘I got a torrent of the complete works of Shakespeare the other day; I'm not sure why.’;

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Delugeverb

(transitive) To flood with water.

‘Some areas were deluged with a month's worth of rain in 24 hours.’;

Torrentadjective

Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.

Delugeverb

(transitive) To overwhelm.

‘After the announcement, they were deluged with requests for more information.’;

Torrentverb

To download in a torrent.

‘The video rental place didn't have the film I was after, but I managed to torrent it.’;

Delugenoun

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.).

Torrentnoun

A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.

‘The roaring torrent is deep and wide.’;

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Delugenoun

Fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction.

‘A fiery deluge fedWith ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.’; ‘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.’; ‘After me the deluge.(Aprés moi le déluge.’;

Torrentnoun

Fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood; as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence.

‘At length, Erasmus, that great injured name, . . .Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age.’;

Delugeverb

To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.

‘The deluged earth would useless grow.’;

Torrentadjective

Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.

Delugeverb

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.’;

Torrentnoun

a heavy rain

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Delugenoun

an overwhelming number or amount;

‘a flood of requests’; ‘a torrent of abuse’;

Torrentnoun

a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid);

‘the houses were swept away in the torrent’;

Delugenoun

a heavy rain

Torrentnoun

an overwhelming number or amount;

‘a flood of requests’; ‘a torrent of abuse’;

Delugenoun

the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land;

‘plains fertilized by annual inundations’;

Torrentnoun

a strong and fast-moving stream of water or other liquid

‘after the rains, the stream becomes a raging torrent’; ‘rain poured down in torrents’;

Delugeverb

fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid;

‘the basement was inundated after the storm’; ‘The images flooded his mind’;

Torrentnoun

an overwhelming outpouring of (something, typically words)

‘she was subjected to a torrent of abuse’;

Delugeverb

charge someone with too many tasks

Delugeverb

fill or cover completely, usually with water

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