Definition of inundation in English:

inundation

noun

  • 1An overwhelming abundance of people or things.

    ‘an inundation of rugby fans’
    • ‘Is it the overwhelming inundation of releases?’
    • ‘Part of it was due to the drying up of local film production, muscled out of business by the inundation of Hollywood movies.’
    • ‘Worst of all was the inundation of mosquitoes and ants.’
    • ‘It's probably because of all the usual inundation of news reports on flu this season as well as mention of illness in several people's blogs.’
    • ‘For consumers, the inundation of imports has not reduced tortilla prices, which increased 350 percent between 1994 and 1998.’
    • ‘For some reason, it doesn't seems to suffer from the same inundation of spam that the other site does.’
    • ‘Although far from isolated, it has generally avoided tourist inundation and retains a rich cultural identity.’
    • ‘She recalls the inundation of the red-eyed bugs during their last appearance.’
    • ‘In his recent introduction to a book on the photographers, he termed our current inundation with electronic media as a "moronic inferno."’
    flood, overflow, deluge, torrent, influx
    onslaught, outpouring, flood, deluge, hail, avalanche, flow, barrage, battery, effusion
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  • 2Flooding.

    ‘the annual inundation of the Nile’
    mass noun ‘areas were at risk of inundation’
    • ‘Expeditions were sent to Abyssinia to ascertain the cause of the inundation of the Nile.’
    • ‘The annual inundation of the Nile increased the likelihood of waterborne infections.’
    • ‘The inundation at two spots on the Tangerang toll road this past week has been a major source of frustration.’
    • ‘A disabled man has been helped to replace his car, which was damaged in the inundations.’
    • ‘A former church, which stood on the same site, was washed down by an inundation in 1271.’
    • ‘Similar inundations were a regular occurrence back then, bringing the added risk of starvation to survivors due to the disruption caused to agriculture.’
    • ‘In coastal regions sea level rise will lead to more coastal inundation.’
    • ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh describes a flood which preceded the Biblical inundation by at least a thousand years.’
    • ‘They bring with them devastating winds, heavy rain and the threat of coastal inundation from tidal surges.’
    • ‘I am proud to say this year, there has not been even small amount of inundation.’
    • ‘Not only will you have the greatest depth and the slackest flow but also you won't be in danger of an inundation.’
    • ‘Flood defence experts are to give householders in the Hambleton area advice on how to protect their homes from inundation.’
    • ‘Some maps also included information about how fast the flow of water might be over land or how long the inundation might last.’
    • ‘Following persistent inundation, forests may be destroyed in a relatively short period of time.’
    • ‘It lies in a pit, which, during the inundation, is filled with water.’
    • ‘He was appealed to at times of famine caused by low inundation of the Nile.’
    • ‘Building over the floodplain will cause increased inundation lower down.’
    • ‘Dangerous areas cannot be identified systematically and consistently, nor can reliable data be obtained on frequency of inundation.’
    • ‘Due to the periodic tidal inundation of the experimental plots, fertilizer application was required on a regular basis.’
    • ‘Provided burial is not too deep, plants will recover within weeks or months of inundation.’

Pronunciation

inundation

/ˌɪnʌnˈdeɪʃn/