- 1An overwhelming abundance of people or things: an inundation of rugby fansMore example sentences
flood, overflow, deluge, torrent, influx; tidal wave, flash flood, freshet; British spatehail, avalanche, flow, barrage, battery, effusion; overabundance, superabundance, plethora, excess, superfluity, surplus, glut
- Part of it was due to the drying up of local film production, muscled out of business by the inundation of Hollywood movies.
- For some reason, it doesn't seems to suffer from the same inundation of spam that the other site does.
- It's probably because of all the usual inundation of news reports on flu this season as well as mention of illness in several people's blogs.
- 2Flooding: the annual inundation of the Nile [mass noun]: areas were at risk of inundationMore example sentences
- A former church, which stood on the same site, was washed down by an inundation in 1271.
- He was appealed to at times of famine caused by low inundation of the Nile.
- Building over the floodplain will cause increased inundation lower down.