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Definition of inundate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inundate
    he / she / it inundates
    past simple inundated
    -ing form inundating
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  1. 1inundate somebody (with something) to give or send someone so many things that they cannot deal with them all synonym overwhelm, swamp We have been inundated with offers of help.
  2. 2inundate something (formal) to cover an area of land with a large amount of water synonym flood Flood waters inundate the river plain each spring.
noun [uncountable, countable]
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