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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inundation  \In`un*da"tion\,  n.  [L.  inundatio:  cf  F. 
  inondation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  inundating,  or  the  state  of  being  inundated;  an 
  overflow;  a  flood;  a  rising  and  spreading  of  water  over 
  grounds. 
 
  With  inundation  wide  the  deluge  reigns,  Drowns  the 
  deep  valleys,  and  o'erspreads  the  plains.  --Wilkie. 
 
  2.  An  overspreading  of  any  kind  overflowing  or  superfluous 
  abundance;  a  flood;  a  great  influx;  as  an  inundation  of 
  tourists. 
 
  To  stop  the  inundation  of  her  tears.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inundation 
  n  :  the  rising  of  a  body  of  water  and  its  overflowing  onto 
  normally  dry  land  [syn:  {flood},  {deluge}] 




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