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Dictionary definition for: Swamp

1. (n) low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog

2. (v) drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged; "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"

3. (n) a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables; "he was trapped in a medical swamp"

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

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