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inundate

[ in-uhn-deyt, -uhn- ]
/ 藞瑟n 蓹n藢de瑟t, -蕦n- /
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verb (used with object), in路un路dat路ed, in路un路dat路ing.
to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge.
to overwhelm: inundated with letters of protest.
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Origin of inundate

First recorded in 1615鈥25; from Latin inund膩tus, past participle of inund膩re 鈥渢o flood, overflow,鈥 equivalent to in- in-2 + und(a) 鈥渨ave鈥 + -膩tus -ate1

synonym study for inundate

See flood.

OTHER WORDS FROM inundate

in路un路da路tion [in-uhn-dey-shuhn, -uhn-] /藢瑟n 蓹n藞de瑟 蕛蓹n, -蕦n-/ nounin路un路da路tor, nounin路un路da路to路ry [in-uhn-duh-tawr-ee], /瑟n藞蕦n d蓹藢t蓴r i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for inundate

inundate
/ (藞瑟n蕦n藢de瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to cover completely with water; overflow; flood; swamp
to overwhelm, as if with a floodto be inundated with requests

Derived forms of inundate

inundant or inundatory, adjectiveinundation, nouninundator, noun

Word Origin for inundate

C17: from Latin inund膩re to flood, from unda wave
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