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floodwater Syllabification: flood·wa·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈflədˌwôdər/
(also floodwaters)

Definition of floodwater in English:

noun

Water overflowing as the result of a flood: trying to track the rising floodwaters and coordinate relief efforts
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  • 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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