super inundation

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