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Floods and tidal waves

deluge

noun

a flood

flash flood

noun

a sudden unexpected flood

flood

verb

if a river floods, water rises up over its edges and covers the land around it

flood

noun

a large amount of water that covers an area that was dry before

the Flood

noun

in the Bible, the occasion when God covered the earth with water to punish people

flooded

adjective

covered or filled with water as a result of a flood

flood plain

noun

a flat area of land near a river that often floods when the water level rises

high water

noun

the time when the water in a lake, river, or the sea is above its normal level, especially because of a flood

tidal wave

noun

a very large wave that causes a lot of damage when it hits the land

tidal wave

noun

a tsunami

tsunami

noun

a very large wave or series of waves caused when something such as an earthquake moves a large quantity of water in the sea

washout

noun

a situation in which the ground has been damaged by rain or a flood

inundation

noun

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