flood·​ed ˈflə-dəd How to pronounce flooded (audio)
: covered or overfilled with an excess of water or some other liquid
a flooded field
a flooded carburetor/engine
: filled, covered, or completely overrun as if by a flood
won't find new customers in a flooded market

Examples of flooded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2018, a Thai youth soccer team and their coach became trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand's rugged, mountainous Chiang Rai province. Saman Shafiq, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2023 Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff A person leaped over a flooded section of Boston Street in Lynn. Amanda Kaufman, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Aug. 2023 Some people arranged milk crates and wooden boards to cross the flooded sidewalks. Jake Offenhartz, Bobby Caina Calvan and Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 29 Sep. 2023 Some people arranged milk crates and wooden boards to cross the flooded sidewalks, with water close to waist-deep in the middle of some streets. Jake Offenhartz, Fortune, 29 Sep. 2023 He’s taken it with him from room to room to room since his first night here, after being rescued from his flooded trailer. Brianna Sacks, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 When the water is high, flooded shorelines provide an abundance of cover in addition to the native vegetation, rock, standing timber and brushy cover—all good places to target the lake’s abundant and good-size bass. 2. Shaye Baker, Field & Stream, 21 Sep. 2023 People walked in flooded streets in downtown Gulfport from Hurricane Idalia on Wednesday. WSJ, 31 Aug. 2023 On top of the destruction, the resulting torrent swept up industrial pollutants and deposited them in flooded homes, agricultural lands, and environmentally delicate estuaries close to the Black Sea. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flooded was in 1750

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“Flooded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flooded. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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