Synonyms of 'flood'
1 delugeDictionary, downpour, flash floodThis is the sort of flood dreaded by cavers.
A dozen homes were damaged in the deluge.
a sudden downpour of rain
They moved furniture from houses threatened with imminent inundation.
Carpeting is damaged from the overflow of water from a bathtub.
The rain came down in torrents.
an incomprehensible spate of words
2 torrentDictionary, flow, rushThe administration is trying to stem the flood of refugees.
3 seriesDictionary, stream, avalancheHe received a flood of complaints.
4 outpouringDictionary, rush, streamShe broke into a flood of tears.
1 immerseDictionary, swamp, submergeThe house was flooded.
The electrodes are immersed in liquid.
The Ventura river burst its banks, swamping a mobile home park.
The river burst its banks, submerging an entire village.
Their neighbourhood is being inundated by the rising waters.
Torrential rain deluged the capital.
The country would be drowned in blood.
cover with water
3 engulfDictionary, flow into, rush intoLarge numbers of immigrants flooded the area.
4 saturateDictionary, fill, chokea policy aimed at flooding Europe with exports
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He was greeted with an avalanche of publicity.
A barrage of something such as criticism or complaints is a large number of them directed at someone, often in an aggressive way.
a barrage of angry questions from the floor
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Thesaurus for flood from the Collins English Thesaurus
If there is a flood , a large amount of water covers an area which is usually dry, for example when a river flows over its banks or a pipe bursts .