Definition of inundation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪnʌnˈdeɪʃn/


1An overwhelming abundance of people or things: an inundation of rugby fans
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  • 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.
flood, overflow, deluge, torrent, influx;
British  spate
onslaught, outpouring, flood, deluge, hail, avalanche, flow, barrage, battery, effusion;
informal tons, heaps
2Flooding: the annual inundation of the Nile [mass noun]: areas were at risk of inundation
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  • 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.
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