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Definition 1: the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where inundation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plains fertilized by annual inundations

Synonyms for inundation in the sense of this definition

(inundation is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth

(... is a kind of inundation ) flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer

(... is a kind of inundation ) a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration

(... is a kind of inundation ) (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings

Definition 2: an overwhelming number or amount - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where inundation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flood of requests
  • a torrent of abuse

Synonyms for inundation in the sense of this definition

(inundation is a kind of ...) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

"a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos" "it must have cost plenty" "a slew of journalists" "a wad of money"

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