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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 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.
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.
A BEAR, a Fox, and an Opossum were attacked by an inundation.
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.
The threatened inundation of fat had subsided, and all his old-time Indian leanness and of muscle had returned.
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.
Trotter burst into a regular inundation of tears, and, flinging his arms around those of Mr.
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.
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.
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.