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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The water of a flood. Often used in the plural.

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  • n. The water of a flood

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Examples

  • Richard Hertzler/Intelligencer Journal via Associated Press WATER RESCUE: A motorist stranded in floodwater waited for firefighters to reach him in Lancaster, Pa.,

    Photos of the Day: Sept. 30

  • Now, however, the floodwater is syphoned off of the motorways onto the nearest land - which is too often the flood plains which are already being over-developed and over saturated.

    What Are We Defending ?

  • I couldn’t believe it when I started hearing the radio reports of cars stuck in floodwater at the intersection and chaos at the Corner.

    Tornadoes in Town? at cvillenews.com

  • He said the heavy rains in May and June led to the hatching of so-called floodwater mosquitoes.

    News

  • To give you an idea, these giant circular areas here, where outtake pipes will go through and pump any kind of floodwater that could threaten this area back out into Lake Pontchartrain, which is just a couple of hundred yards down there.

    CNN Transcript Apr 11, 2006

  • "Pietermaritzburg (where about 150 people were drowned by a flood on Christmas day) isn't used to that kind of floodwater,"

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The first wave occurs five to seven days after the flooding event and consists of "floodwater" mosquitoes, which include salt marsh and pastureland mosquitoes, usually more of an annoyance than a disease threat.

    Media Newswire

  • Heavy flooding spread across Thailand and became a serious crisis with more than 1.4 million people struggling with floodwater in 26 provinces claiming up to 112 lives.

    Southeast Asia in Pictures

  • The wakes were also washing floodwater into some businesses.

    Out-of-control barges on Mississippi hit bridge

  • Montana's governor also planned to travel north to Lewistown, where floodwater had swamped parts of town and forced road closures.

    Soggy Northern Plains braces for 2nd slug of water

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