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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of inundare, from unda 'wave'

inundate

verb
     
in‧un‧date [transitive]
1

be inundated (with/by something)

to receive so much of something that you cannot easily deal with it all [= swamp]:
After the broadcast, we were inundated with requests for more information.
2 formal to cover an area with a large amount of water [= flood]:
The tidal wave inundated vast areas of cropland.
inundation noun [uncountable and countable]

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