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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·un·da·tion n.
 1. The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over grounds.
 With inundation wide the deluge reigns,
 Drowns the deep valleys, and o'erspreads the plains.   --Wilkie.
 2. An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation of tourists.
    To stop the inundation of her tears.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto
           normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual
           inundations" [syn: flood, deluge, alluvion]
      2: an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a
         torrent of abuse" [syn: flood, deluge, torrent]