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Definition 1: low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for swamp in the sense of this definition

(swamp is a kind of ...) a low area where the land is saturated with water

(... is a kind of swamp ) a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)

(... is an instance of swamp) a large subtropical swamp in southern Florida that is noted for its wildlife

(... is an instance of swamp) a large swampy area of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia

Definition 2: a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables - [noun denoting state]

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

  • he was trapped in a medical swamp

(swamp is a kind of ...) a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

"the dangerous situation developed suddenly" "that's quite a situation" "no human situation is simple"

Definition 3: fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid - [verb of contact]

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

  • the basement was inundated after the storm
  • The images flooded his mind

Synonyms for swamp in the sense of this definition

(swamp is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

Definition 4: drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged - [verb of weather]

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

  • The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor

Synonyms for swamp in the sense of this definition

(swamp is a kind of ...) cover with liquid, usually water

"The swollen river flooded the village" "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

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