Definition of floodwater in English:

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floodwater

Pronunciation: /ˈflədˌwôdər/
(also floodwaters)

noun

Water overflowing as the result of a flood: trying to track the rising floodwaters and coordinate relief efforts
More example sentences
  • They had relocated to Biloxi, Mississippi, in hopes of avoiding the rising floodwaters.
  • He was stuck in a drainpipe, chest-deep in the rising floodwaters of Hurricane Floyd.
  • The floodwaters were overflowing the National Highway 31 at many places.

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Syllabification: flood·wa·ter

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