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Meaning of INUNDATE

Pronunciation:  'inun`deyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  fill or cover completely, usually with water
  2. [v]  fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"

INUNDATE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: deluge, deluge, flood, submerge, swamp
 See Also: fill, fill up, flood, flood in, make full



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*un"date\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inundated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Inundating}.] [L. inundatus, p. p. of inundare to
inundate; pref. in- in + undare to rise in waves, to
overflow, fr. unda a wave. See {Undulate}.]
1. To cover with a flood; to overflow; to deluge; to flood;
   as, the river inundated the town.

2. To fill with an overflowing abundance or superfluity; as,
   the country was inundated with bills of credit.

Syn: To overflow; deluge; flood; overwhelm; submerge; drown.

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