The water of a flood. Often used in the plural.(noun)
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Use "floodwater" in a sentence
"Richard Hertzler/Intelligencer Journal via Associated Press WATER RESCUE: A motorist stranded in floodwater waited for firefighters to reach him in Lancaster, Pa.,"
"Now, however, the floodwater is syphoned off of the motorways onto the nearest land - which is too often the flood plains which are already being over-developed and over saturated."
"I couldn’t believe it when I started hearing the radio reports of cars stuck in floodwater at the intersection and chaos at the Corner."