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inundate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inundate  \In*un"date\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inundated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Inundating}.]  [L.  inundatus  p.  p.  of  inundare  to 
  inundate;  pref.  in-  in  +  undare  to  rise  in  waves,  to 
  overflow,  fr  unda  a  wave.  See  {Undulate}.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  a  flood;  to  overflow;  to  deluge;  to  flood; 
  as  the  river  inundated  the  town. 
 
  2.  To  fill  with  an  overflowing  abundance  or  superfluity;  as 
  the  country  was  inundated  with  bills  of  credit. 
 
  Syn:  To  overflow;  deluge;  flood;  overwhelm;  submerge;  drown. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inundate 
  v  1:  fill  beyond  capacity;  "The  water  flooded  the  fields"  [syn:  {deluge}, 
  {flood}] 
  2:  fill  quickly  beyond  capacity;  as  with  a  liquid;  "the 
  basement  was  inundated  after  the  storm";  "The  images 
  flooded  his  mind"  [syn:  {deluge},  {flood},  {swamp}] 
  3:  fill  or  cover  completely,  usually  with  water  [syn:  {deluge}, 
  {submerge}] 




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