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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.

inundate

(ˈɪnʌnˌdeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to cover completely with water; overflow; flood; swamp
2. to overwhelm, as if with a flood: to be inundated with requests.
[C17: from Latin inundāre to flood, from unda wave]
ˈinundant, inˈundatory adj
ˌinunˈdation n
ˈinunˌdator n

in•un•date

(ˈɪn ənˌdeɪt, -ʌn-)

v.t. -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
1. to flood; overspread with water; deluge.
2. to overwhelm: inundated with letters of protest.
[1615–25; < Latin inundātus, past participle of inundāre to flood, overflow =in- in-2 + undāre to rise in waves, derivative of unda wave]
in`un•da′tion, n.
in′un•da`tor, n.
in•un′da•to`ry (-dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

inundate


Past participle: inundated
Gerund: inundating

Imperative
inundate
inundate
Present
I inundate
you inundate
he/she/it inundates
we inundate
you inundate
they inundate
Preterite
I inundated
you inundated
he/she/it inundated
we inundated
you inundated
they inundated
Present Continuous
I am inundating
you are inundating
he/she/it is inundating
we are inundating
you are inundating
they are inundating
Present Perfect
I have inundated
you have inundated
he/she/it has inundated
we have inundated
you have inundated
they have inundated
Past Continuous
I was inundating
you were inundating
he/she/it was inundating
we were inundating
you were inundating
they were inundating
Past Perfect
I had inundated
you had inundated
he/she/it had inundated
we had inundated
you had inundated
they had inundated
Future
I will inundate
you will inundate
he/she/it will inundate
we will inundate
you will inundate
they will inundate
Future Perfect
I will have inundated
you will have inundated
he/she/it will have inundated
we will have inundated
you will have inundated
they will have inundated
Future Continuous
I will be inundating
you will be inundating
he/she/it will be inundating
we will be inundating
you will be inundating
they will be inundating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inundating
you have been inundating
he/she/it has been inundating
we have been inundating
you have been inundating
they have been inundating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inundating
you will have been inundating
he/she/it will have been inundating
we will have been inundating
you will have been inundating
they will have been inundating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inundating
you had been inundating
he/she/it had been inundating
we had been inundating
you had been inundating
they had been inundating
Conditional
I would inundate
you would inundate
he/she/it would inundate
we would inundate
you would inundate
they would inundate
Past Conditional
I would have inundated
you would have inundated
he/she/it would have inundated
we would have inundated
you would have inundated
they would have inundated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inundate - fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
2.inundate - fill or cover completely, usually with water
flood - cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

inundate

verb
1. overwhelm, flood, swamp, engulf, overflow, overrun, glut Her office was inundated with requests for tickets.
2. flood, engulf, submerge, drown, overflow, immerse, deluge Their neighbourhood is being inundated by the rising waters.

inundate

verb
1. To flow over completely:
2. To affect as if by an outpouring of water:
Translations
يَغْمُر، يُغْرِق
zaplavit
oversvømme
flæîa yfir
užtvindymas
applūdinātpārplūdināt
sel basmaksu basmak

inundate

[ˈɪnʌndeɪt] VTinundar
we have been inundated with repliesnos hemos visto inundados or desbordados por las respuestas

inundate

[ˈɪnʌndeɪt] vt
They have inundated me with fan letters → J'ai été inondé de lettres de fans.
to be inundated with [+ calls, letters, requests] → être inondé de

inundate

vt (lit, fig)überschwemmen, überfluten; (with work) → überhäufen; have you a lot of work on? — I’m inundatedhaben Sie viel Arbeit? — ich ersticke darin

inundate

[ˈɪnʌnˌdeɪt] vt to inundate (with)inondare (di) (fig) → sommergere (di)

inundate

(ˈinəndeit) verb
to flood (a place, building etc).
ˌinunˈdation noun
References in classic literature ?
To return to the course of the Nile: its waters, after the first rise, run to the eastward for about a musket-shot, then turning to the north, continue hidden in the grass and weeds for about a quarter of a league, and discover themselves for the first time among some rocks--a sight not to be enjoyed without some pleasure by those who have read the fabulous accounts of this stream delivered by the ancients, and the vain conjectures and reasonings which have been formed upon its original, the nature of its water, its cataracts, and its inundations, all which we are now entirely acquainted with and eye-witnesses of.
As the empire of the Abyssins terminates at these deserts, and as I have followed the course of the Nile no farther, I here leave it to range over barbarous kingdoms, and convey wealth and plenty into Egypt, which owes to the annual inundations of this river its envied fertility.
To the immense labours and fatigues of the Portuguese mankind is indebted for the knowledge of the real cause of these inundations so great and so regular.
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 reaping of the wheat had begun in our north midland county of Loamshire, but the harvest was likely still to be retarded by the heavy rains, which were causing inundations and much damage throughout the country.
as it is almost everywhere at this day, except Tartary), there is no danger of inundations of people; but when there be great shoals of people, which go on to populate, without foreseeing means of life and sustentation, it is of necessity that once in an age or two, they discharge a portion of their people upon other nations; which the ancient northern people were wont to do by lot; casting lots what part should stay at home, and what should seek their fortunes.
Deaths from the inundations in central and northern provinces, along with heavy November monsoon rains in the south of the kingdom, have seen fatality numbers continue to rise, QNA reported.
ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2010 (Frontier Star): Petrol and Diesel shortage has hit South Punjab after prevailing inundations and floodwaters in various cities of South Punjab.
He said that as the city has been confronting possible inundations challenge owing to prevailing monsoon rains in the twin cities, therefore he directed the staff to be high alert to face any thwarted incident in the city.
In this latter case following on both the 2008 season and the early 2009 season inundations.