Word of the Day: Inundated


/ˈɪnənˌdeɪt, -ʌn-, ɪnˈʌndeɪt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [in-uhn-deyt, -uhn-, in-uhn-deyt] Show IPA

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–verb (used with object), -dat⋅ed, -dat⋅ing.

to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge.

to overwhelm: inundated with letters of protest.

1615–25; < L inundātus, ptp. of inundāre to flood, overflow, equiv. to in- in- 2 + und(a) wave + -ātus -ate 1

Related forms:

in⋅un⋅da⋅tion, noun

in⋅un⋅da⋅tor, noun

in⋅un⋅da⋅to⋅ry /ɪnˈʌndəˌtɔri, -ˌtoʊri/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [in-uhn-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] Show IPA , adjective

2. glut.

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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2009.
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