flood, inundation, deluge, alluvion(noun)
the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
"plains fertilized by annual inundations"
flood, inundation, deluge, torrent(noun)
an overwhelming number or amount
"a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over grounds.
(metaphorical) An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation of tourists.
Origin: inundatio, form of inundo (English inundate).
the act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over grounds
an overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation of tourists
Origin: [L. inundatio: cf. F. inondation.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The act of letting water into a country so that it shall be overflowed, to prevent the approach of an enemy. It is among the most considerable of the various methods which have been devised for impeding the approach to a field-work, or indeed, any fortification.
The numerical value of inundation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of inundation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of inundation in a Sentence
It's not one of these snow-melt events, it's the inundation of rain over the last 24 hours.
This will be heartbreaking to these communities that have been experiencing years of drought only to see that turn into a torrential inundation.
A little and a little, collected together, become a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop makes an inundation.
A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.
Right now we're experiencing total inundation of areas that previously were not vulnerable to normal tides, we're getting something called King Tides -- extremely high tides. These were non-existent when I was a boy.
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Translations for inundation
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- Überschwemmung, ÜberflutungGerman
- alluvione, inondazione, allagamentoItalian
- inundare, inundațieRomanian
- наводнение, потопRussian
- повінь, повідь, затоплення, потопUkrainian
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