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flood

 (flŭd)
n.
1. An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.
2. A flood tide.
3. A large amount or number, especially when moving from one place to another: received a flood of applications. See Synonyms at flow.
4. A floodlight, specifically a unit that produces a beam of intense light.
5. Flood In the Bible, the covering of the earth with water that occurred during the time of Noah.
v. flood·ed, flood·ing, floods
v.tr.
1. To cover or submerge with water; inundate: The town was flooded when the dam burst.
2. To move into or fill in large numbers or amounts: People flooded the square. His inbox was flooded with mail.
3. To overwhelm in large numbers: The theater was flooded with ticket requests.
4. To put too much fuel into the carburetor of (an engine), resulting in unsuccessful ignition.
v.intr.
1. To become inundated or submerged: The underpass floods after a heavy rain.
2. To pour forth; overflow: The river floods nearly every spring.

[Middle English flod, from Old English flōd; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

flooding

(ˈflʌdɪŋ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the submerging of land under water, esp due to heavy rain, a lake or river overflowing, etc
2. (Pathology) pathol excessive bleeding from the uterus, as following childbirth
3. (Psychology) psychol a method of eliminating anxiety in a given situation, by exposing a person to the situation until the anxiety subsides
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flooding - a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them
behavior modification, behavior therapy - psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior
Translations
záplava
oversvømmelse
tulviminen
ennoyageinondation
poplava
氾濫
범람
översvämning
น้ำท่วม

flooding

[ˈflʌdɪŋ] Ninundación f

flooding

[ˈflʌdɪŋ] ninondation f

flooding

flooding

[ˈflʌdɪŋ] ninondazione f

flooding

فَيَضَان záplava oversvømmelse Überschwemmung πλημμύρισμα inundación tulviminen inondation poplava allagamento 氾濫 범람 overstroming flom zalanie inundação наводнение översvämning น้ำท่วม su basması 泛滥
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