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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 ?
The king stooped down immediately and picked up the letter, crumpling it in his hand, as he did so; and at the same moment the torches arrived, inundating the blackness of the scene with a flood of light as bight as day.
The moon above, the sun beneath, were inundating it with their fire.
Sonoma Valley began to fill with a purple flood, laying the mountain bases, rising, inundating, drowning them in its purple.
DADU -- A 100-feet-wide breach occurred in Dadu canal at village Bandhi Sial, some five kilometres away from Dadu city, inundating four villages of Bhai Khan Lashari, Pandhi Sial, Bachal Khoso and Jatoi Goth, and 2,000 acres agricultural land while flooding 25 fish ponds.
While talking to newsmen, the local people said that the rainwater is inundating their homes after heavy rains, while the concerned authorities have turned a blind eye to the matter.
The floodwaters then drained towards the rice-producing Pinuyak village, inundating its farms and houses.
'Near National Road 4, flood waters have already receded but it seems to be flowing in the Phnom Sruoch district direction, inundating people's houses and agricultural farms.
The Malsisar dam, an 11 meter deep reservoir tank with a capacity to hold 1.5 million cubic liters breached on March 31 and thereby inundating several farmlands and houses around it.
QUETTA -- Torrential rains coupled with thunderstorm on Wednesday flooded streams in upper areas of Balochistan and inundating Karachi-Khuzdar Road in Wingo area leaving hundreds of passengers stranded as a person died and 11 injured as lightning struck a house in Dera Bugti.
In this aerial photo over Amite, La., roadways are seen from heavy rains inundating the region, Saturday, Aug.
Summary: Heavy rainfall took northern citizens by surprise Tuesday, inundating streets and causing flooding.