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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:00:00 AM
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inundation

(noun) An overwhelming number or amount.

Synonyms: deluge, flood, torrent

Usage: The restaurant owner was faced with an inundation of lawsuits from diners who had been sickened by his eatery's food.
Mehrdad77
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inundation (n.)
"an overflowing, a flood," early 15c., from Latin inundationem (nominative inundatio) "an overflowing," noun of action from past-participle stem of inundare "to overflow," from in- "onto" (from PIE root *en "in") + undare "to flow," from unda "a wave," from PIE *unda-, nasalized form of root *wed- (1) "water; wet."

Mehrdad77
Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 1:27:43 AM

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An overabundance of something is an inundation. If you got an inundation of requests for your famous chocolate cupcakes, you better get baking!

Mehrdad77
Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 1:28:51 AM

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If you advertised a free piano in the local newspaper, you might get an inundation of emails in response, and your picnic on the grass could be ruined by an inundation of ants. Inundation can also refer specifically to a flood of water, like when a riverbank is at risk of inundation after several days of heavy rain. This makes sense as the root word in Latin is inundationem, "an overflowing."

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Adyl Mouhei
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“A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.”

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