Definition of Inundation

1. Noun. The rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land. "Plains fertilized by annual inundations"




2. Noun. An overwhelming number or amount. "A torrent of abuse"

Definition of Inundation

1. n. The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over grounds.

Definition of Inundation

1. Noun. The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over grounds. ¹

2. Noun. (''metaphorical'') An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation of tourists. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inundation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Inundation

1. A condition in which water temporarily or permanently covers a land surface. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inundation

inuloid
inulol
inumbrate
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inumbrates
inumbrating
inunct
inuncted
inunction
inunctions
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inundate
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inundation (current term)
inundation fever
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inunderstanding
inurbane
inurbanities
inurbanity
inure
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inurement
inurements
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Literary usage of Inundation

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1. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Benjamin Vincent, Joseph Haydn (1906)
"The waters rose above the tops of the houses, »nd above 100 persons perished iu Somersetshire and Gloucestershire 1607 An inundation in Yorkshire, ..."

2. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"inundation AND STATE OF THE NILE. About the middle of June, a gradual and continuous increase of the Nile was already seen, even as low as the vicinity of ..."

3. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1813)
"The inundation was not of more than a quarter of a minute's duration in many places ; it was commenced by a ..."

4. The History of Herodotus: A New English Version by Herodotus, George Rawlinson (1880)
"But it sometimes happens that it rises a little and then falls again before the regular inundation sets in, which is owing to partial rains in the upper ..."

5. Irrigation Engineering by Herbert Michael Wilson (1909)
"inundation canals are used almost exclusively in India and Egypt, ... inundation Canals.—inundation canals might also be called flood-height canals, ..."

6. Irrigation Engineering by Herbert Michael Wilson (1909)
"inundation canals are used almost exclusively in India and Egypt, ... inundation Canals.—inundation canals might also be called flood-height canals, ..."

7. A History of Egypt Under the Pharaohs: Derived Entirely from the Monuments by Heinrich Karl Brugsch, Henry Danby Seymour (1881)
"... the inundation, in order to find ways and means to divert the mass of water the moment it had reached its due height, or to spread it over the fields. ..."

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