- to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge.
- to overwhelm: inundated with letters of protest.
Origin of inundate
SynonymsSee more synonyms for inundate on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for inundated
Throughout the afternoon, Rashid was inundated with phone calls and knocks on the door.Embedding With the Women Who Are Kicking ISIS Ass
December 15, 2014
The move shocked audiences, who inundated CBS with angry letters.‘The Walking Dead’ Fans Demand: Bring Back Beth!
December 11, 2014
Yet I was hugged, inundated with compliments, and told how strong I was for being on the receiving end.My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story
August 30, 2014
Beginning at a young age, our children are inundated with educational propaganda proclaiming that guns are bad.A Gun Owner Speaks: My Case for Open Carry
June 12, 2014
The medical crews are inundated by the volume of need, with everything from emergency C-sections to regular lacerations.Relief Workers Report on Conditions in the Philippines
November 15, 2013
The least fissure in the latter would have inundated the channel.
Women and men, amongst whom were several journalists, were inundated.My Double Life
The directors were inundated with schemes of all sorts for facilitating locomotion.
A great flood of happiness, of joy in living, inundated his being.Doctor Pascal
Sometimes, as is done in Egypt, the fields are inundated before sowing.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
- to cover completely with water; overflow; flood; swamp
- to overwhelm, as if with a floodto be inundated with requests
Word Origin and History for inundated
1620s, back-formation from inundation, or else from Latin inundatus, past participle of inundare "to overflow, run over" (see inundation). Related: Inundated; inundating.