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Definition of 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. 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.
  3. Menstrual disharge; menses.
  4. The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; - opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood.
  5. 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.
  6. To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley.

Synonyms:

onslaught, downpour, current, gourmandize, flood lamp, move, oversupply, overflow, alluvial sediment, soaker, flux, barrage, runoff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, flood tide, flowage, gush, waterspout, englut, rising tide, overwhelm, run, cataclysm, inundation, spate, overspill, climax, discharge, alluvial deposit, glut, binge, flood out, fountain, alluvion, torrent, superabundance, photoflood, violent stream, cloudburst, deluge, outpouring, overindulge, gormandise, big, drift, natural spring, Niagara, tide, spring, rush, bore, ingurgitate, bombardment, surge, flush, pelter, gorge, inundate, floodlight, satiate, scarf out, outflow, pig out, stuff, alluvium, abundance, plenty, swamp, gormandize.

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