- 1Overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with: we’ve been inundated with complaints from listenersMore example sentences
- You may be surprised to learn that we are not inundated with complaints from people living in the surrounding area there is no trouble.
- We were inundated with requests from people to help them find their transport.
- In a world where people are inundated with information from the media this seems naive.
- 2Flood: the islands may be the first to be inundated as sea levels riseMore example sentences
- Here in Naples, Hurricane Wilma caused flooding, including inundating a parking garage.
- The building of the canal is expected to control the annual floods that inundate many parts of the capital, causing much loss of life and property.
- When the precipitation rate increases in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, floods inundate southern China and Bangladesh and drought hits some of the remotest Indian villages.
late 16th century: (earlier (late Middle English) as inundation) from Latin inundat- 'flooded', from the verb inundare, from in- 'into, upon' + undare 'to flow' (from unda 'a wave').