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flood tide

the inflow of the tide; rising tide.
Origin of flood tide
1710-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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flood tide  
The period between low tide and high tide, during which water flows toward the shore. Compare ebb tide. See more at tide.
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