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flood·wa·ter

 (flŭd′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n. often floodwaters
The water of a flood.
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floodwater

(ˈflʌdˌwɔːtə)
n
(Physical Geography) water that overflows from a river, lake, etc during a flood
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flood•wa•ter

(ˈflʌdˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

n.
the water that overflows as the result of a flood.
[1785–95]
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Translations

floodwater

[ˈflʌdwɔːtəʳ] Ncrecida f, riada f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

floodwater

[ˈflʌdwɔːtər] neaux fpl de crue
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

floodwater

[ˈflʌdˌwɔːtəʳ] nacque fpl (di inondazione)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Miri Fire and Rescue Station chief Law Poh Kiong said Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Lepong Ajai in the Bakong district was closed after the floodwaters rose to 1.5 metres.
Ano said the issuance of late suspension is detrimental to students and government workers who have to wade through floodwaters just to get home.
By VIVIAN JEBETbrAt least two people were killed and three were after they were swept away by floodwaters on Friday evening in Samburu East.The three are feared dead.
President Barack Obama has declared a federal emergency for 35 counties as floodwaters -- and the death toll -- continued to rise this week.
Canada lawyer Danny Kreklewich threatens to sue the government if his property gets damaged due to diverted floodwaters.
Leptospirosis is a highly transmissible bacterial infection transmitted to humans who get in contact with the urine of infected animals through wounds and breaks in the skin such as when wading through floodwaters.
Floodwaters were also approaching a main road near Bangkok's Mo Chit bus terminal, a major gateway to northern Thailand, but the bus station remained open.
ISLAMABAD, August 31, 2010 (Frontier Star): Floodwaters that have devastated Pakistan for five weeks headed to the Arabian Sea on Tuesday after swallowing two final towns, but the challenges of delivering emergency aid to 8 million people remained.
Summary: CHANGCHUN, China, July 28, 2010, SPA --More than 30,000 people are reportedly trapped by floodwaters in a town in northeast China&'s Jilin Province after torrential downpours.
Among the dangers was the possibility that crocodiles that normally live in rivers and estuaries in the area would be swimming through the floodwaters, said state environmental officer Joe Adair.
Flood defence barriers do their job at Ironbridge, Shropshire 210108Floods03; Barriers hold firm as floodwaters rush by after the River Severn broke its banks 210108Floods14; A canoe is the best form of transport in Tewkesbury; The driver of this Mercedes will have to wait for floodwaters to recede before he recovers his car; Boats are the only way to get to this aptly-named pub 210108Floods14; Water sports are more likely at Worcestershire County Cricket Ground; High and dry .