flooding flooding  /f ˈlə dɪŋ/


  • (n) a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them


  1. Even parts of the Pacific coastline that may be shielded from flooding could be at risk for increased erosion.
  2. The stated aim was to prevent flooding, expand irrigation and boost water flow during dry years.
  3. Right now groups supporting Hillary Clinton and John Edwards are flooding Iowa and the other early states with millions of dollars in paid ads, phone calls, and mailings.


  1. Mexico reports severe flooding in border city

    Heavy weekend rains have caused severe flooding in the Mexican city of Piedras Negras on the border with Texas. Coahuila state officials say one person died and 10,000 houses are damaged, leaving 40,000 ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Flooding Reported in New Milford

    NEW MILFORD—As anticipated, heavy overnight rains resulted in some flooding on Route 7 and local roads. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Albany, N.Y., issued a flood warning yesterday regarding the Housatonic River at Gaylordsville. The flood stage is 8 feet.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Litchfield County Times

  3. Flooding eyed in Schoharie County

    Flooding eyed in Schoharie County The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of Schoharie and Montgomery counties, warning that flooding could occur at any time.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union


  1. "It's a big storm," Texas Gov. Rick Perry said. "I cannot overemphasize the danger that is facing us. It's going to do some substantial damage. It's going to knock out power. It's going to cause massive flooding."
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Rick Perry Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "It's likely that we will see major and serious flooding on every part of the southeastern border of our state," Iowa Gov. Chet Culver told The Associated Press. "We are taking precautionary steps. We are evacuating where necessary, but that...
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Chet Culver Source: ABC News

  3. "The greatest danger will be flooding in low lying areas and on roads, such as Highway 12 on the Outer Banks," said North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley. "The most deaths during tropical storms occur when people drive into flood waters and drown....
    on Sep 8, 2007 By: Mike Easley Source: Forbes

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