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Inundate vs. Overwhelm

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Inundateverb

To cover with large amounts of water; to flood.

‘The Dutch would sometimes inundate the land to hinder the Spanish army.’;

Overwhelmverb

To engulf, surge over and submerge.

‘The dinghy was overwhelmed by the great wave.’;

Inundateverb

To overwhelm.

‘The agency was inundated with phone calls.’;

Overwhelmverb

To overpower, crush.

‘In December 1939 the Soviet Union attacked Finland with overwhelming force.’;

Inundateverb

To cover with a flood; to overflow; to deluge; to flood; as, the river inundated the town.

Overwhelmverb

To overpower emotionally.

‘He was overwhelmed with guilt.’; ‘Joy overwhelmed her when she realized that she had won a million dollars.’;

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Inundateverb

To fill with an overflowing abundance or superfluity; as, the country was inundated with bills of credit.

Overwhelmverb

To cause to surround, to cover.

Inundateverb

fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid;

‘the basement was inundated after the storm’; ‘The images flooded his mind’;

Overwhelmnoun

The state or condition of being overwhelmed.

Inundateverb

fill or cover completely, usually with water

Overwhelmverb

To cover over completely, as by a great wave; to overflow and bury beneath; to ingulf; hence, figuratively, to immerse and bear down; to overpower; to crush; to bury; to oppress, etc., overpoweringly.

‘The sea overwhelmed their enemies.’; ‘Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.’; ‘Foul deeds will rise,Though all the earth o'erwhelm them.’; ‘Gaza yet stands; but all her sons are fallen,All in a moment overwhelmed and fallen.’;

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Overwhelmverb

To project or impend over threateningly.

‘His louering brows o'erwhelming his fair sight.’;

Overwhelmverb

To cause to surround, to cover.

Overwhelmnoun

The act of overwhelming.

Overwhelmverb

overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Overwhelmverb

charge someone with too many tasks

Overwhelmverb

cover completely or make imperceptible;

‘I was drowned in work’; ‘The noise drowned out her speech’;

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Overwhelmverb

overcome by superior force

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