inundation

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌɪnʌnˈdeɪʃən/US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌɪnənˈdeɪʃən/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•un•date /ˈɪnənˌdeɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -dat•ed, -dat•ing. 
  1. to overspread with water; flood:Heavy rains inundated the town.
  2. to overwhelm:inundated by telephone calls.
in•un•da•tion /ˌɪnənˈdeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•un•date  (inən dāt′, -un-, in undāt),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -dat•ed, -dat•ing. 
  1. to flood; cover or overspread with water;
    deluge.
  2. to overwhelm:inundated with letters of protest.
in′un•dation, n. 
inun•da′tor, n. 
in•un•da•to•ry  (inən dāt′, -un-, in undāt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Latin inundātus, past participle of inundāre to flood, overflow, equivalent. to in- in-2 + und(a) wave + -ātus -ate1
  • 1615–25
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged glut.

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