Etymology
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inundate (v.)

1620s, back-formation from inundation, or else from Latin inundatus, past participle of inundare "to overflow, run over" (source also of Spanish inundar, French inonder). Related: Inundated; inundating.

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Definitions of inundate

inundate (v.)
fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid;
the basement was inundated after the storm
Synonyms: deluge / flood / swamp
inundate (v.)
fill or cover completely, usually with water;
Synonyms: deluge / submerge
From wordnet.princeton.edu