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inundate
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
overwhelm with a large number

or:

flood (overwhelm with water)
  • ...were, by all true reasons of state, the great aggravation of your crimes; that you, who were able to extinguish the fire by discharge of urine in her majesty's apartment (which he mentioned with horror), might, at another time, raise an inundation by the same means, to drown the whole palace; and the same strength which enabled you to bring over the enemy's fleet, might serve, upon the first discontent, to carry it back; that he had good reasons to think you were a Big-endian in...
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (84% in)

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