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  Words related to flood

Related / Similar Words: overflow, outpouring, flowage, floodlight, flood lamp, photoflood, inundation, deluge, alluvion, torrent, inundate, swamp, oversupply, glut

 

Definition:
  • a large flow;
  • the act of flooding; filling to overflowing;
  • light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography;
  • the inward flow of the tide; "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare;
  • the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations";
  • an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse";
  • cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes";
  • become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains";
  • fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind";
  • supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient";

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    See Also: overwhelm, deluge, flood out, flood in

     

    Hyponyms: effusion, debacle, flash flood, flashflood, flow, inundate, deluge, submerge, swamp, drench

     

    Part Meronyms: photographic equipment, flood tide, rising tide

     

    Derivational Morphology: overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over, flow, deluge, inundate, swamp, floodlight, submerge, overwhelm, flood out, oversupply, glut, inundation, alluvion, flowage, torrent, implosion therapy, flooding, downpour, cloudburst, waterspout, pelter, soaker, surfeit

     

    Language Translations:
    Bulgarian: наводнение   Chinese: 洪水  
    Danish: oversvømmelse   Dutch: overstroming  
    Estonian: veetulv   Finnish: tulva  
    French: inondation   German: Flut  
    Hebrew: מבול   Hungarian: árvíz  
    Icelandic: flóð   Indonesian: banjir  
    Italian: inondazione   Japanese: 洪水  
    Korean: 한물   Kurdish: lehî  
    Latin: diluvium   Latvian: plūdi  
    Polish: powódź   Portuguese: enchente  
    Russian: наводнение   Spanish: inundación  
    Swedish: översvämning   Telugu: వరద  
     
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