Share this entry

Share this page

inundate

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnʌndeɪt/

Translation of inundate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (overwhelm) inundar to inundate sb with sth inundar a algn de algo we have been inundated with visitors/presents nos hemos visto inundados de visitantes/regalos, hemos recibido un aluvión de visitantes/regalos
    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.
    1.2 (flood) [formal] inundar
    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.

Definition of inundate in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tecito
m
tea …
Cultural fact of the day

The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.