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

  • transitive v. To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
  • transitive v. To overwhelm as if with a flood; swamp: The theater was inundated with requests for tickets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cover with large amounts of water; to flood.
  • v. To overwhelm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cover with a flood; to overflow; to deluge; to flood.
  • transitive v. To fill with an overflowing abundance or superfluity.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. fill or cover completely, usually with water
  • v. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid


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)
From Latin inundō. (Wiktionary)



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