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  1. [noun] the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
    Synonyms: inundation, deluge, alluvion

  2. [noun] an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
    Synonyms: inundation, deluge, torrent

  3. [noun] light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
    Synonyms: light, lamp, photo

  4. [noun] a large flow
    Synonyms: overflow, outpouring

  5. [noun] the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
    Synonyms: flowage

  6. [noun] the inward flow of the tide; "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare

  7. [verb] fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
    Synonyms: deluge, inundate, swamp

  8. [verb] cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

  9. [verb] supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"
    Synonyms: oversupply, glut

  10. [verb] become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"


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