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flood in Nature topic

floodflood2 ●●○ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]DNWATER a very large amount of water that covers an area that is usually dry The village was cut off by floods. the worst floods for over fifty years2 LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNT[countable] a very large number of things or people that arrive at the same timeflood of The UN appealed for help with the flood of refugees crossing the border.3 in floods of tears4 in flood flash flood at flash3(1)
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floodThere has been an extensive programme of restorations in Venice since the 1966 flood.The same would be true if Clinton responds by scaring women about a flood of pro-life Dole-appointed judges.A flood of refugees poured over the bridge to escape the fighting.The town was completely destroyed by floods.They remember vividly how floods once killed hundreds of thousands, and buried villages and temples.Even an occasional flood would not hurt, he said, because water could be released.It could provide data for other endeavors and possibly influence government codes regulating flood control.Helicopters continued to search for others who had climbed trees to escape from the flood waters.Snapping out of his brief trance, Mungo supposed Stanley was relieved that at least the shop had survived the flood.Yosemite National Park is restricting access to the Park in order to cope with the flood damage.The company has employed a number of new staff to cope with the flood of visitors to the site.What is generating this uncontrollable flood?the wide flood plains of the River NileLast winter, the town suffered the worst floods for fifty years.flood of refugeesThe moves also came amid increased cooperation over immigration issues following a 1994 flood of refugees.The most immediate threat remains the current drought and the danger of a flood of refugees.