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