[n] the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"1
[n] an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
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\In`un*da"tion\, n. [L. inundatio: cf. F. inondation.]
1. The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over grounds. With inundation wide the deluge reigns, Drowns the deep valleys, and o'erspreads the plains. --Wilkie.
2. An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation of tourists. To stop the inundation of her tears. --Shak.