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Wetland vs. Swamp

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Wetlandnoun

Land that is covered mostly with water, with occasional marshy and soggy areas.

Swampnoun

A piece of wet, spongy land; low ground saturated with water; soft, wet ground which may have a growth of certain kinds of trees, but is unfit for agricultural or pastoral purposes.

Wetlandnoun

a low area where the land is saturated with water

Swampnoun

A type of wetland that stretches for vast distances, and is home to many creatures who have adapted specifically to that environment.

Wetland

A wetland is a distinct ecosystem that is flooded by water, either permanently or seasonally, where oxygen-free processes prevail. The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation of aquatic plants, adapted to the unique hydric soil.

Swampverb

To drench or fill with water.

‘The boat was swamped in the storm.’;

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Swampverb

To overwhelm; to make too busy, or overrun the capacity of.

‘I have been swamped with paperwork ever since they started using the new system.’;

Swampverb

(figurative) To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.

Swampnoun

Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the seashore.

‘Gray swamps and pools, waste places of the hern.’; ‘A swamp differs from a bog and a marsh in producing trees and shrubs, while the latter produce only herbage, plants, and mosses.’;

Swampverb

To plunge or sink into a swamp.

Swampverb

To cause (a boat) to become filled with water; to capsize or sink by whelming with water.

Swampverb

Fig.: To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.

‘The Whig majority of the house of Lords was swamped by the creation of twelve Tory peers.’; ‘Having swamped himself in following the ignis fatuus of a theory.’;

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Swampverb

To sink or stick in a swamp; figuratively, to become involved in insuperable difficulties.

Swampverb

To become filled with water, as a boat; to founder; to capsize or sink; figuratively, to be ruined; to be wrecked.

Swampnoun

low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog

Swampnoun

a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables;

‘he was trapped in a medical swamp’;

Swampverb

drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged;

‘The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor’;

Swampverb

fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid;

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

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Swamp

A swamp is a forested wetland. Swamps are considered to be transition zones because both land and water play a role in creating this environment.

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