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flood
  • noun
    An overflowing of a large amount of water beyond its normal confines, especially over what is normally dry land. (a flood barrier)
    An outpouring of tears or emotion. (Rose burst into such a flood of tears and sobs as I had never seen)
    short for floodlight (The whitewashed walls glowed eerily in the light refracted from the flood lamps through the rain.)
    verb
    Cover or submerge (a place or area) with water. (the dam burst, flooding a small town)
    Arrive in overwhelming amounts or quantities. (sunlight flooded in at the windows)

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