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Spanish translation of “flood”

flood

noun /flad/
a great overflow of water
inundación
If it continues to rain like this, we shall have floods.
any great quantity
torrente, avalancha
a flood of fan mail.
flooding noun an occasion when a great overflow of water takes place
inundación
The weather forecast warned that there was a risk of severe flooding.
floodgate noun a gate that controls the flow of water in a river.
compuerta, esclusa
open the floodgates to suddenly become possible for a lot of things to happen that were previously prevented from happening and will be difficult to stop
abrir las compuertas; dar la posibilidad
Many employment law experts have warned the ruling will open the floodgates to the possibility of thousands of similar cases of legal action.
floodlight noun a kind of very strong light often used to light up the outside of buildings etc
foco
The game was played under floodlights.
floodlighting noun
iluminación
floodlit adjective
iluminado
flood-tide noun the rising tide.
marea creciente
(Definition of flood from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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