- 1inundate somebody (with something) to give or send somebody so many things that they cannot deal with them all synonym overwhelm, swamp We have been inundated with offers of help.
- 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. Word Origin late 16th cent.: (earlier (late Middle English) as inundation) from Latin inundat-
BrE BrE//ˈɪnʌndeɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnʌndeɪt//[usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inundate
BrE BrE//ˈɪnʌndeɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnʌndeɪt//he / she / it inundates
BrE BrE//ˈɪnʌndeɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnʌndeɪts//past simple inundated
BrE BrE//ˈɪnʌndeɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnʌndeɪtɪd//past participle inundated
BrE BrE//ˈɪnʌndeɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnʌndeɪtɪd//-ing form inundating
BrE BrE//ˈɪnʌndeɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnʌndeɪtɪŋ//