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i nuhn dayt

  • v  fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
    the basement was inundated after the storm
  • v  fill or cover completely, usually with water

  • The NGO was inundated with requests from students for help. The students were very concerned that they would lose their deposit since their institution was shutting shop.
  • When World War II began to inundate the world, he began to think about west ern civilization.
  • Most of Asia is hopelessly unprepared for this health crisis, which will inundate hospitals and place increasing pressure on national healthcare budgets.
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  • Baby wild animals 'inundate' Arizona wildlife sanctuary
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Baby wild animals are being turned in to Arizona shelters at high rates this spring. "Each year it seems we're more and more inundated," said Linda Searles of the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in North Scottsdale. The non-profit is now home to baby bobcats, raccoons, coyotes, foxes, javelinas, and other newborns. The bobcats are the most recent.  Someone dropped ...
    June 13, 2013 - KTVK 3TV Phoenix

  • Benjamin Netanyahu in Ha'aretz
    Netanyahu said Israel would "remain open to refugees" from conflict zones but added, "we cannot let tens of thousands of illegal workers infiltrate into Israel through the southern border and inundate our country with illegal aliens."
  • President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in Reuters India
    The average height of the Maldives is 1.5 metres above mean sea level. Therefore, if the rate of sea level rise per century is 59 cm, it would take a couple of centuries at the most to totally inundate the entire Maldives,an alarmed Gayoom...
  • Michelle Malkin in SitNews
    I'm very thankful Whittington is doing fine,said commentator Michelle Malkin. "Unfortunately, this is very bad news for the White House _ and not just because of the inevitable late-night jokes that will inundate the airwaves over the next...

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