An example of inundate is when you send a perspective new customer 100 pages of brochures and material every day for weeks and weeks.
transitive verb-·dat·ed, -·dat·ing
- to cover or engulf with a flood; deluge
- to overwhelm with a rush or great amount of anything
Origin of inundatefrom Classical Latin inundatus, past participle of inundare, to overflow from in-, in, on + undare, to move in waves, flood from unda, a wave: see water
transitive verbin·un·dat·ed, in·un·dat·ing, in·un·dates
- To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
- To overwhelm as if with a flood; swamp: The theater was inundated with requests for tickets.
Origin of inundateLatin inundāre inundāt- in- in ; see in- 2. undāre to surge ( from unda wave ; see wed-1 in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present inundates, present participle inundating, simple past and past participle inundated)
From Latin inundō.