Definitions for inundateˈɪn ənˌdeɪt, -ʌn-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word inundate

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•un•dateˈɪn ənˌdeɪt, -ʌn-(v.t.)-dat•ed, -dat•ing.

  1. to flood; overspread with water; deluge.

  2. to overwhelm:

    inundated with letters of protest.

Origin of inundate:

1615–25; < L inundātus, ptp. of inundāre to flood, overflow =in-in -2+undāre to rise in waves, der. of unda wave

in•un′da•to`ry-dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deluge, flood, inundate, swamp(verb)

    fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

    "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"

  2. inundate, deluge, submerge(verb)

    fill or cover completely, usually with water

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. inundate(verb)ˈɪn ənˌdeɪt, -ʌn-

    to send or provide more than can be dealt with

    We have been inundated with letters.


  1. inundate(Verb)

    To cover with large amounts of water; to flood.

    The Dutch would sometimes inundate the land to hinder the Spanish army.

  2. inundate(Verb)

    To overwhelm.

    The agency was inundated with phone calls.

  3. Origin: From inundo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inundate(verb)

    to cover with a flood; to overflow; to deluge; to flood; as, the river inundated the town

  2. Inundate(verb)

    to fill with an overflowing abundance or superfluity; as, the country was inundated with bills of credit

Translations for inundate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to flood (a place, building etc).

Get even more translations for inundate »


Find a translation for the inundate definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these inundate definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"inundate." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for inundate?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for inundate: