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Definition of Flood

Flood

  1. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation.
  2. The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; -- opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood.
  3. A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency.
  4. Menstrual disharge; menses.
  5. To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley.
  6. To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency.
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Flood Translations

flood in Afrikaans is oorstroom
flood in Dutch is zondvloed
flood in Italian is alta marea, alluvione, alluvione
flood in Latin is eluvies, inundantia
flood in Spanish is inundacion, diluvio
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