American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
- v. To overwhelm as if with a flood; swamp: The theater was inundated with requests for tickets.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To overspread with or as if with a flood; overflow; flood; deluge.
- Hence To gorge with excessive circulation or abundance; fill inordinately; overspread; overwhelm.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To cover with a flood; to overflow; to deluge; to flood.
- v. To fill with an overflowing abundance or superfluity.
- v. fill or cover completely, usually with water
- v. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
- From Latin inundō. (Wiktionary)
- Latin inundāre, inundāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + undāre, to surge (from unda, wave; see wed-1 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Richard let the power, the magic, the rage of the sword inundate him, storm through him, just to feel something.”
“Denzil Lush, Senior Judge said the Government had failed to anticipate the volume of work that would "inundate" the tribunal that rules on the financial affairs and medical treatment of the elderly and mentally ill, or the "burden" it would place on staff.”
“The group currently is focusing on Lake Tahoe, where there are two snowmobile companies that "inundate" Spooner Summit and Brockway Summit, founder Marcus Libkind said.”
“He called on people around the world to "inundate" the Valley Zoo with requests to move Lucy to a California sanctuary.”
“State liquor retailers have campaigned hard against the bill, arguing that it would hurt small liquor stores and allow California wines to inundate the New Jersey market.”
“Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Thai villagers paddle a boat past a giant statue of the leaning Buddha as floodwaters inundate an ancient temple in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, on Monday.”
“Now it is dangerous and they leave all their trash coming in, inundate our schools and hospitals and don't contribute to the tax base.”
“Screeching from the NY Times and hysteria of tidal wave proportions from the formerly known Reality Based Community to inundate America.”
“Second, the last-ditch attempts to save Bangkok by opening the flood gates to inundate surrounding areas reflect a certain entitled mentality among the Thai elite.”
“In a court filing, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said a breach in a levee protecting the city would inundate it with 18 to 20 feet of water.”
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