verb (used with object), in·un·dat·ed, in·un·dat·ing.
Origin of inundate
Examples from the Web for inundate
Now it has a different meaning: to inundate someone with profanity and insults.
“Flaming” was one of the first, meaning to inundate someone with email spam.
Now these magical buckets contained the sources of the five great lakes, which held enough water to inundate the whole of China.Myths and Legends of China|E. T. C. Werner
This bid fair to inundate the class—to make it prove too much—to render it no class at all.Man and His Migrations|R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
And it surged within him all the more, because he could not—as the mother does—inundate all the world with it.Perlycross|R. D. Blackmore
Shelley is the high water mark of the waves of revolt which threatened to inundate the country.The Radicalism of Shelley and Its Sources|Daniel J. MacDonald
They scent the coming of a bad year and inundate the rich quarters of the city.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo
British Dictionary definitions for inundate
Word Origin for inundate
Word Origin and History for inundate
1620s, back-formation from inundation, or else from Latin inundatus, past participle of inundare "to overflow, run over" (see inundation). Related: Inundated; inundating.