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inundate

verb

Definition: to overwhelm with a huge quantity of things that must be dealt with

Synonyms: overflow, overwhelm, deluge, swamp, flood

Antonyms: underwhelm

Tips: Inundate is derived from the Latin inundatus, from in- and unda, "wave." Think of in and under, as if flooded. In business, to be described as inundated often refers to being swamped or flooded with work.

Usage Examples:

To inundate the social workers with paperwork will leave little time for personal interaction. (deluge, swamp)

After the press release for their new drug, the pharmaceutical company was inundated with questions from the public. (overwhelmed)

When her friends heard about Jennaís big promotion, her office was inundated with congratulatory flowers. (flooded)

Iíve been inundated with so many telemarketing calls recently, that Iím thinking of changing my phone number. (deluged, overwhelmed)


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