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verb as in drown, overwhelm

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Incoming queries from the FBI, Epik and journalists writing about TheDonald’s role in the Capitol attack inundated Williams, for whom moderating the site already had become something of a full-time job.

In the Northwest, dam building during the New Deal inundated the homes, fishing sites and lands of many Indigenous peoples, including the Spokane, Wasco and Colville Nations.

Often, it leads to restaurants, some of which never offered delivery in the first place, being inundated with unexpected orders that might be based on outdated menus, and customers complaining when their orders are canceled.

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It’s one thing to address, and another thing to inundate students with this.

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Most people on our team are inundated with requests from other teams or other people.

Now it has a different meaning: to inundate someone with profanity and insults.

“Flaming” was one of the first, meaning to inundate someone with email spam.

Without sea-level rise, a 100-year flood would inundate portions of the subway system, the report found.

It is enough that the sea rises or falls by a foot, to inundate vast shores, or to restore them to cultivation and plenty.'

Did a flood of emigration inundate the frontier with an amount of consumers disproportioned to the supply of grain?

Her pure serenity revolted against the currents of life sweeping down upon her, threatening to inundate her.

They were going to inundate the country, they were going to be a very serious proposition indeed.

It is subject to violent floods, which inundate the surrounding country for a distance of 10 to 20 m.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inundate, such as: deluge, engulf, flood, overflow, overrun, and submerge.

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