inundated


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in·un·date

 (ĭn′ŭn-dāt′)
tr.v. in·un·dat·ed, in·un·dat·ing, in·un·dates
1. To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
2. To overwhelm as if with a flood; swamp: The theater was inundated with requests for tickets.

[Latin inundāre, inundāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + undāre, to surge (from unda, wave; see wed- in Indo-European roots).]

in′un·da′tion n.
in′un·da′tor n.
in·un′da·to′ry (-də-tôr′ē) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inundated - covered with waterinundated - covered with water; "the main deck was afloat (or awash)"; "the monsoon left the whole place awash"; "a flooded bathroom"; "inundated farmlands"; "an overflowing tub"
full - containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing"
References in classic literature ?
A little river flowed through his park and inundated during the winter the marshes on either side of it, giving it some resemblance to the Beresina.
The room was inundated with blood, dripping from the mattresses upon which lay the wounded man, speechless; the monk had disappeared.
The swamp was produced by the labors of the beaver, which, by damming up a stream, had inundated a portion of the valley.
A noise was immediately heard in the chamber, a door was opened, and a flood of light inundated the corridor and the garden.
They had been urged on, by forced marches, over rugged heights, among rocks and fallen timber, or over low swampy valleys, inundated by the labors of the beaver.
That was, in fact,--when, after having long groped one's way up the dark spiral which perpendicularly pierces the thick wall of the belfries, one emerged, at last abruptly, upon one of the lofty platforms inundated with light and air,--that was, in fact, a fine picture which spread out, on all sides at once, before the eye; a spectacle
He is simply inundated with correspondence from America about those two murders.
As he walked along, the sun's rays reflected from the pavements and walls produced a tropical heat; he felt that his head was inundated,--he, who never perspired
The living waters may be said to have flowed during one short period from the north and from the south, and to have crossed at the equator; but to have flowed with greater force from the north so as to have freely inundated the south.
They are composed of muddy sand, without even the smallest pebble, and were then about four feet above the level of the river; but during the periodical floods they are inundated.
At the junction of the two rivers, on ground so flat and low and marshy, that at certain seasons of the year it is inundated to the house-tops, lies a breeding-place of fever, ague, and death; vaunted in England as a mine of Golden Hope, and speculated in, on the faith of monstrous representations, to many people's ruin.
Horatio Fizkin, and the Honourable Samuel Slumkey, with their hands upon their hearts, were bowing with the utmost affability to the troubled sea of heads that inundated the open space in front; and from whence arose a storm of groans, and shouts, and yells, and hootings, that would have done honour to an earthquake.