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flood plain

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography, Geology
flood plainˈflood plain noun [countable]  SGthe large area of flat land on either side of a river that is sometimes covered with water when the river becomes too full
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flood plainHer dammed-up intelligence overflowed like a flood plain.The little town crowns a low plateau just out of reach of the flood plain of the nearby Deerfield River.
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