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inundateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.ʌn.deɪt/

inundate verb [T] (TOO MUCH)

to give someone so much work or so many things that they cannot deal with it all: We have been inundated with requests for help.

inundate verb [T] (FLOOD)

formal to flood an area with water: If the dam breaks it will inundate large parts of the town.
inundation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌɪn.ʌnˈdeɪ.ʃən/ formal
Translations of “inundate”
in Vietnamese tràn ngập…
in Spanish inundar…
in Thai ท่วม…
in Malaysian membanjiri…
in French inonder…
in German überschwemmen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 太多, 使應接不暇…
in Indonesian membanjiri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 太多, 使应接不暇…
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