inundation inundation  /ˌɪ nən ˈdeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
  2. (n) an overwhelming number or amount



  1. A year after the tsunami, scientists fear that another monster earthquake might one day strike Sumatra, triggering a fresh inundation by the sea.
  2. Fay is the most significant and widespread inundation of Florida since five hurricanes smacked the state in 2004-05.
  3. That little hole, if the water were allowed to trickle through, would soon be a large one, and a terrible inundation would be the result.


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    In this Oct. 24, 2011 file photo, cars are parked on an overfly on a flooded street in Bangkok, Thailand. Sea level rise projections show Bangkok could be at risk of inundation in 100 years unless preventive measures are taken.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post


  1. "Large waves can also be destructive, leading to coastal inundation, erosion and the disturbance of marine habitats," Wong said.
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Penny Wong Source: Reuters AlertNet

  2. "We are going to see now an inundation of special-interest money into political campaigns," McCain warned. "I think that diminishes the influence of average citizens."
    on Jan 24, 2010 By: John McCain Source: CBS News

  3. Dr. Paulette Bethel, The Bahamas Permanent Representative to the United Nations, told the UN's General Assembly that The Bahamas is "extremely vulnerable to climate change" and now faces "inundation from storm surges, depletion of fragile...
    on Feb 17, 2008 By: Paulette Bethel Source: The Bahama Journal

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