inundation

[ in-uhn-deyt, -uhn-, in-uhn-deyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF inundation

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Prouided, that the ground neither be boggy, nor the inundation be past 24.

Hathor was regarded in tradition as the cause of the inundation.

We have our wonders of inundation in Suffolk also, I can tell you.

Should the inundation increase, where could they find refuge?

“I think it was an inundation or a big fire,” she a little languidly smiled.

Was it a flood—an inundation—a sudden swelling of the stream?

However, I had never seen an inundation before, and I may have been mistaken.

When I saw Foch on this afternoon, however, he was all in favour of the inundation.

But we were now within the limits of the annual inundation; and but few plants can thrive there.

There is no reason whatever for this inundation of generic names.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin inundationem (nominative inundatio) "an overflowing," noun of action from past participle stem of inundare "to overflow," from in- "onto" (see in- (2)) + undare "to flow," from unda "wave" (see water).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INUNDATION

alluvion

nounflood

avalanche

nounfalling large mass; sudden rush of large quantity
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