- The definition of inundate is to flood or overwhelm with a lot of anything.
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 verbinundated, inundating
- to cover or engulf with a flood; deluge
- to overwhelm with a rush or great amount of anything
Origin of inundate; from 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.