Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow of water or other fluid; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over low grounds; hence, an overspreading of any kind; an overflow or superfluous abundance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over grounds.
  • noun An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over grounds.
  • noun metaphorical An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation of tourists.

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

  • noun an overwhelming number or amount
  • noun the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

Etymologies

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Latin inundatio ("a flood"), form of inundō (English inundate).

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