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inundate

verb [T] uk   /ˈɪn.ʌn.deɪt/ us  

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   /ˌɪn.ʌnˈdeɪ.ʃən/ formal us  
Translations of “inundate”
in Spanish inundar…
in French inonder…
in German überschwemmen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 太多, 使應接不暇…
in Chinese (Simplified) 太多, 使应接不暇…
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