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Definition of "inundation" []

  • To cover completely with water; overflow; flood; swamp (verb)
  • To overwhelm, as if with a flood (verb)
  • The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over grounds. (noun)

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  • An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation of tourists. (noun)

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Use "inundation" in a sentence
  • "Both would be vulnerable to inundation from a rise in sea level."
  • "The floodplain soils are more nutrient rich than the upland soils because annual inundation from the whitewater rivers (carrying suspended solids from the Andes) results in the deposition of organic and mineral sediments on the forest floor."
  • "In my opinion, the population of sun dried tomatoes in a state of olive oil inundation is something you are forgetting to include."