Inundate meaning

ĭnŭn-dāt
To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
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To overwhelm with a rush or great amount of anything.
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To cover with large amounts of water; to flood.

The Dutch would sometimes inundate the land to hinder the Spanish army.

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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.

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The agency was inundated with phone calls.

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To cover or engulf with a flood; deluge.
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To overwhelm as if with a flood; swamp.

The theater was inundated with requests for tickets.

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Origin of inundate

  • Latin inundāre inundāt- in- in in–2 undāre to surge (from unda wave wed-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin inundō.

    From Wiktionary