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inundate

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Definition overwhelm with a large number

or:

flood (overwhelm with water)
  • We were inundated with requests.
inundated = overwhelmed with a large number
  • We were inundated with phone calls.
  • inundated = overwhelmed with a large number
  • The basement was inundated in the storm.
  • inundated = flooded
  • Water surged across the once-dry floor of the sink, inundating farms and settlements, eventually drowning four hundred square miles of desert and giving birth to a landlocked ocean.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • inundating = flooding
  • To stop the inundation of her tears
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • inundation = flood
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It took about twenty minutes for the spindrift to inundate my bivvy sack, a thin nylon envelope shaped exactly like a Baggies sandwich bag, only bigger, to the level of the breathing slit.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • inundate = fill (with snow)
  • We were led out of the prison gates and immediately inundated with the press.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • "So much to discuss," Aro said, his tone suddenly that of an inundated businessman.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Moments later we were inundated with a flood of calls from media, clients, families, and children's rights advocates.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • He is inundated with Howardisms suddenly; all true, those old and wrinkled maxims, proverbs, clichés.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • While investigators combed Japan for Mutsuhiro, prosecutors were inundated with some 250 POW affidavits concerning his actions in camps.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • We must do something before we're inundated.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • The red blood inundated her face, previously so pale.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • I am so satiated with the great number of detestable books with which we are inundated that I am reduced to punting at faro.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Her face was inundated with an angry colour and she looked as if she would attack someone with her hands.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • His grief was an inundation—Amazonian.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The images and memories start inundating my mind like the floodgates have just been lifted.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • There was a... field surge... more like a tsunami than a tide... the Sphinx... the artifact Rachel was in... was totally inundated.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Her organism seemed to be so inundated by toxins that she was ravaged by numerous illnesses, sometimes alternately, sometimes all at once.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • But at that moment no fear of falling in of the roof, or even of inundation was capable of stopping us.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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