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floodwater

[fluhd-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈflʌdˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər/
noun
1.
the water that overflows as the result of a flood.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; flood + water
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  • floodwaters fall into a plunge pool energy dissipater at the toe of the dam.

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