inundate

[in-uhn-deyt, -uhn-, in-uhn-deyt]
verb (used with object), inundated, inundating.
1.
to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge.
2.
to overwhelm: inundated with letters of protest.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin inundātus, past participle of inundāre to flood, overflow, equivalent to in- in-2 + und(a) wave + -ātus -ate1

inundation, noun
inundator, noun
inundatory [in-uhn-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
superinundation, noun
uninundated, adjective


2. glut.
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inundate (ˈɪnʌnˌdeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to cover completely with water; overflow; flood; swamp
2.  to overwhelm, as if with a flood: to be inundated with requests
 
[C17: from Latin inundāre to flood, from unda wave]
 
'inundant
 
adj
 
in'undatory
 
adj
 
inun'dation
 
n
 
'inundator
 
n

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Word Origin & History

inundate
1620s, from pp. stem of inundare (see inundation).

inundated
pp. adj. from inundate.
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Example sentences
Last year's flood disaster also inundated coal mines, pushing up coal prices.
Sinkholes can occur when underground rocks that can be dissolved by water-such
  as salt, gypsum, and limestone-are inundated.
Rescue and rehabilitation centers have been inundated with refugees from these
  fires and from the illegal animal trade.
The waves kept coming all night long, and for the first few hours they
  repeatedly inundated the three-story building.
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