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    flood

    flood - Dictionary definition and meaning for word flood

    Definition
    (noun) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    Synonyms : alluvion , deluge , inundation
    Example Sentence
    • plains fertilized by annual inundations
    Definition
    (noun) an overwhelming number or amount
    Synonyms : deluge , inundation , torrent
    Example Sentence
    • a flood of requests
    • a torrent of abuse
    Definition
    (noun) light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography Definition
    (noun) a large flow
    Synonyms : outpouring , overflow
    Definition
    (noun) the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
    Synonyms : flowage
    Definition
    (noun) the occurrence of incoming water (between a low tide and the following high tide)
    Synonyms : flood tide , rising tide
    Example Sentence
    • a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune
    Definition
    (verb) fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
    Synonyms : deluge , inundate , swamp
    Example Sentence
    • the basement was inundated after the storm
    • The images flooded his mind
    Definition
    (verb) cover with liquid, usually water
    Example Sentence
    • The swollen river flooded the village
    • The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes
    Definition
    (verb) supply with an excess of
    Synonyms : glut , oversupply
    Example Sentence
    • flood the market with tennis shoes
    • Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient
    Definition
    (verb) become filled to overflowing
    Example Sentence
    • Our basement flooded during the heavy rains
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