v. overwhelm; cover with water, especially floodwaters
Until the great dam was built, the waters of the Nile used to inundate the river valley like clockwork every year.
Sentence in Classic:
The shades, those sombre hatchers of primitive Christianity, only awaited an opportunity to bring about an explosion under the Caesars and to inundate the human race with light.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Sometimes a rivulet suddenly bursts through a vault that has been begun, and inundates the laborers; or a layer of marl is laid bare, and rolls down with the fury of a cataract, breaking the stoutest supporting beams like glass.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Her face was inundated with an angry colour and she looked as if she would attack someone with her hands.
In that fatal valley, at the foot of that declivity which the cuirassiers had ascended, now inundated by the masses of the English, under the converging fires of the victorious hostile cavalry, under a frightful density of projectiles, this square fought on.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
Each one of these mysterious lines shone before her eyes and inundated her heart with a strange radiance.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context