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Dictionary definition for: Flood

1. (n) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"

2. (v) fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm" "The images flooded his mind"

3. (n) an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"

4. (v) cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village" "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

5. (n) light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography

6. (v) supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes" "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"

7. (n) a large flow

8. (v) become filled to overflowing; "Our basement flooded during the heavy rains"

9. (n) the act of flooding; filling to overflowing

10. (n) the inward flow of the tide; "a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" -Shakespeare

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