Definition of Inundate

1. Verb. Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid. "The images flooded his mind"

Exact synonyms: Deluge, Flood, Swamp
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fill Up, Make Full
Derivative terms: Deluge, Flood, Flood, Flooding, Inundation, Inundation
Also: Flood In



2. Verb. Fill or cover completely, usually with water. "The swollen rivers inundate the area with water"
Exact synonyms: Deluge, Submerge
Generic synonyms: Flood
Derivative terms: Deluge, Deluge, Inundation, Submergence, Submergible, Submerging, Submersible

Definition of Inundate

1. v. t. To cover with a flood; to overflow; to deluge; to flood; as, the river inundated the town.

Definition of Inundate

1. Verb. To cover with large amounts of water; to flood. ¹

2. Verb. To overwhelm. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inundate

1. to overwhelm with water [v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inundate

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inulinase
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inumbrate
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inunct
inuncted
inunction
inunctions
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inundate (current term)
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inunderstanding
inurbane
inurbanities
inurbanity
inure

Literary usage of Inundate

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... of the cray-fish as to give way and allow the river to inundate the surrounding country. Similar results have happened in Europe from the subterranean ..."

2. War in Disguise, Or, The Frauds of the Neutral Flags by James Stephen (1806)
"... and enable it still to inundate the plains of Egypt, if its native stream were drawn off. Besides, the commerce and the colonial resources of Spain and ..."

3. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"Torrents, flames, and tempests ravage ; war, plague, and famine desolate; armies of barbarians, who inundate a country, ..."

4. The history of the French revolution, tr. with notes by F. Shoberl by Thomas Carlyle, Marie Joseph L. Adolphe Thiers (1838)
"lins, and almost all the commissioners of the Convention!—to inundate France with his writings, so proper for forming the mind and the heart! ..."

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