In`un*da"tion (?), n. [L. inundatio: cf. F. inondation.]

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.

 

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