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ˈɪn ənˌdeɪt, -ʌn-in·un·date

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deluge, flood, inundate, swampverb

    fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid

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

  2. inundate, deluge, submergeverb

    fill or cover completely, usually with water


  1. inundateverb

    To cover with large amounts of water; to flood.

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

    Etymology: From inundo.

  2. inundateverb

    To overwhelm.

    The agency was inundated with phone calls.

    Etymology: From inundo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inundateverb

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

  2. Inundateverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inundate

    in-un′dāt, or in′-, v.t. to flow upon or over in waves (said of water): to flood: to fill with an overflowing abundance.—adj. Inun′dant, overflowing.—n. Inundā′tion, act of inundating: a flood: an overflowing. [L.,—inundāre, -ātumin, in, undāre, to rise in waves—unda, a wave.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inundate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inundate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of inundate in a Sentence

  1. Pierpaolo Campostrini:

    The water was not supposed to inundate the crypt after work to seal it undertaken in the 1990s. But the tide was so high that the water poured in through the window.

  2. Daniel Brooks:

    The last thing that we want right now is to inundate our emergency departments with patients who believe they found a vague and risky solution that could potentially jeopardize their health.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. occlusive
    • B. eminent
    • C. adscripted
    • D. unsealed

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