inundation


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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:
Noun1.inundation - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry landinundation - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
debacle - flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
flash flood, flashflood - a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood - (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings
2.inundation - an overwhelming number or amountinundation - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, muckle, passel, peck, mickle, mint, quite a little, slew, spate, tidy sum, wad, stack, raft, mountain, pile, plenty, mass, batch, heap, deal, flock, pot, mess, sight - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"

inundation

noun
1. flood, overflow, torrent, deluge, tidal wave They moved furniture from houses threatened with imminent inundation.
2. onslaught, flood, torrent, tidal wave, charge, attack, assault, offensive, blitz, onset, onrush He was faced with an inundation of lawsuits.

inundation

noun
An abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain:
Chiefly British: spate.
Translations
فَيَضان
záplava
oversvømmelse
kiáradás
flóî, vatnagangur
eluvio
selsu altında kalmasu baskını
затопленняповідьповінь

inundation

[ˌɪnʌnˈdeɪʃən] Ninundación f

inundation

n (lit, fig) (with invitations, offers etc) → Überschwemmung f; (with work) → Überhäufung f

inundate

(ˈinəndeit) verb
to flood (a place, building etc).
ˌinunˈdation noun
References in classic literature ?
Fancy me yielding and melting, as I am doing: human love rising like a freshly opened fountain in my mind and overflowing with sweet inundation all the field I have so carefully and with such labour prepared--so assiduously sown with the seeds of good intentions, of self-denying plans.
Vanstone sat down composedly under his daughter's flow of language, like a man who was well used to verbal inundation from that quarter.
Their three heads had been close together during this brief discourse, and it had been as much as they could do to hear one another, even then: so tremendous was the noise of the living ocean, in its irruption into the Fortress, and its inundation of the courts and passages and staircases.
Here and there, especially at first, the inundation started on them and swept by; but when they had done descending, and were winding and climbing up a tower, they were alone.
No sooner hee with them of Man and Beast Select for life shall in the Ark be lodg'd, And shelterd round, but all the Cataracts Of Heav'n set open on the Earth shall powre Raine day and night, all fountaines of the Deep Broke up, shall heave the Ocean to usurp Beyond all bounds, till inundation rise Above the highest Hills: then shall this Mount Of Paradise by might of Waves be moovd Out of his place, pushd by the horned floud, With all his verdure spoil'd, and Trees adrift Down the great River to the op'ning Gulf, And there take root an Iland salt and bare, The haunt of Seales and Orcs, and Sea-mews clang.
Some of these theorists have been pleased to declare it as their favourite notion that this inundation is caused by high winds which stop the current, and so force the water to rise above its banks, and spread over all Egypt.
The shores were in some places high and rocky, with low marshy islands at their feet, subject to inundation, and covered with willows, poplars, and other trees that love an alluvial soil.
this sea of houses was seen to be pierced at intervals by several groups of ruined towers, from the ancient wall, like the summits of hills in an inundation,--like archipelagos of the old Paris submerged beneath the new.
The threatened inundation of fat had subsided, and all his old-time Indian leanness and of muscle had returned.
A BEAR, a Fox, and an Opossum were attacked by an inundation.
It seemed to me also that in it might be shown men a ray of divinity, the present action of the soul of this world, clean from all vestige of tradition; and so the heart of man might be bathed by an inundation of eternal love, conversing with that which he knows was always and always must be, because it really is now.
Trotter burst into a regular inundation of tears, and, flinging his arms around those of Mr.