HyperDic: inundation

English > 2 senses of the word inundation:
NOUNphenomenoninundation, flood, deluge, alluvionthe rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
quantityinundation, flood, deluge, torrentan overwhelming number or amount
inundation > pronunciation
Soundsih.nahndey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > inundation: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningThe rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land.
Example"plains fertilized by annual inundations"
Synonymsflood, deluge, alluvion
NarrowerNoah's flood, Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, the Flood(Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah
debacleflooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
flash flood, flashfloodA sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
Broadergeological phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
Spanishaluvión, avalancha, avenida, diluvio, inundación
Catalandiluvi, inundació
Verbsinundatefill or cover completely, usually with water
inundatefill quickly beyond capacity
English > inundation: 2 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningAn overwhelming number or amount.
Synonymsflood, deluge, torrent
Broaderbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
Spanishdiluvio, inundación
Catalandiluvi, inundació
Verbsinundatefill quickly beyond capacity

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