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3 definitions found
 for inundation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inundation \In`un*da"tion\, n. [L. inundatio: cf. F.
     inondation.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an
        overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over
        grounds.
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              With inundation wide the deluge reigns,
              Drowns the deep valleys, and o'erspreads the plains.
                                                    --Wilkie.
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     2. An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous
        abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation of
        tourists.
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              To stop the inundation of her tears.  --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  inundation
      n 1: the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto
           normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual
           inundations" [syn: flood, inundation, deluge,
           alluvion]
      2: an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a
         torrent of abuse" [syn: flood, inundation, deluge,
         torrent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "inundation":
     affusion, alluvion, alluvium, aspergation, aspersion, avalanche,
     baptism, bath, bathing, bedewing, burial, cataclysm, cataract,
     dampening, damping, deluge, dewing, dip, dipping, dousing,
     drowning, duck, ducking, dunking, embarras de richesses,
     engulfment, enough, exaggeration, excess, extravagance,
     extravagancy, flood, flooding, hosing, hosing down, humidification,
     immergence, immersion, irrigation, landslide, laving, lavishness,
     moistening, money to burn, more than enough, overabundance,
     overaccumulation, overbounteousness, overcopiousness, overdose,
     overflow, overflowing, overgrowth, overlavishness, overluxuriance,
     overmeasure, overmuchness, overnumerousness, overpass,
     overplentifulness, overplenty, overpopulation, overprofusion,
     overrun, overrunning, overspreading, oversufficiency, oversupply,
     plenty, plethora, pour, prodigality, redundancy, rinsing, sinking,
     souse, sousing, sparging, spate, spattering, spill, spillage,
     splashing, splattering, spraying, sprinkling, submergence,
     submersion, superabundance, superflux, superiority, surplus,
     swashing, the Deluge, the Flood, torrent, washout, watering,
     wetting, whelming
  
  

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