Flooding



[fluhd-ing] /ˈflʌd ɪŋ/

noun
1.
a form of psychotherapy in which the patient receives abrupt and intense, rather than gradual, exposure to a fear-producing situation.
[fluhd] /flʌd/
noun
1.
a great flowing or overflowing of water, especially over land not usually submerged.
2.
any great outpouring or stream:
a flood of tears.
3.
the Flood, the universal deluge recorded as having occurred in the days of Noah. Gen. 7.
4.
the rise or flowing in of the tide (opposed to ).
5.
a .
6.
Archaic. a large body of water.
verb (used with object)
7.
to overflow in or cover with a flood; fill to overflowing:
Don’t flood the bathtub.
8.
to cover or fill, as if with a flood:
The road was flooded with cars.
9.
to overwhelm with an abundance of something:
to be flooded with mail.
10.
Automotive. to supply too much fuel to (the carburetor), so that the engine fails to start.
11.
to .
verb (used without object)
12.
to flow or pour in or as if in a flood.
13.
to rise in a flood; overflow.
14.
Pathology.

/ˈflʌdɪŋ/
noun
1.
the submerging of land under water, esp due to heavy rain, a lake or river overflowing, etc
2.
(pathol) excessive bleeding from the uterus, as following childbirth
3.
(psychol) a method of eliminating anxiety in a given situation, by exposing a person to the situation until the anxiety subsides
/flʌd/
noun
1.

2.
a great outpouring or flow: a flood of words
3.

4.
(theatre) short for floodlight
5.
(archaic) a large body of water, as the sea or a river
verb
6.
(of water) to inundate or submerge (land) or (of land) to be inundated or submerged
7.
to fill or be filled to overflowing, as with a flood: the children’s home was flooded with gifts
8.
(intransitive) to flow; surge: relief flooded through him
9.
to supply an excessive quantity of petrol to (a carburettor or petrol engine) or (of a carburettor, etc) to be supplied with such an excess
10.
(intransitive) to rise to a flood; overflow
11.
(intransitive)

/flʌd/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the Flood, the flood extending over all the earth from which Noah and his family and livestock were saved in the ark. (Genesis 7–8); the Deluge
/flʌd/
noun
1.
Henry. 1732–91, Anglo-Irish politician: leader of the parliamentary opposition to English rule
n.

Old English flod “a flowing of water, flood, an overflowing of land by water, Noah’s Flood; mass of water, river, sea, wave,” from Proto-Germanic *flothuz (cf. Old Frisian flod, Old Norse floð, Middle Dutch vloet, Dutch vloed, German Flut, Gothic flodus), from PIE verbal stem *pleu- “flow, float” (see pluvial). Figurative use by mid-14c.
v.

1660s, from flood (n.). Related: Flooded; flooding.

flooding flood·ing (flŭd’ĭng)
n.
A form of desensitization used in behavior therapy in which the patient imagines or is actually exposed to anxiety-producing stimuli.
flood
(flŭd)
A temporary rise of the water level, as in a river or lake or along a seacoast, resulting in its spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from precipitation or snowmelt, or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena. ◇ Floods are sometimes described according to their statistical occurrence. A fifty-year flood is a flood having a magnitude that is reached in a particular location on average once every fifty years. In any given year there is a two percent statistical chance of the occurrence of a fifty-year flood and a one percent chance of a hundred-year flood.

an event recorded in Gen. 7 and 8. (See DELUGE.) In Josh. 24:2, 3, 14, 15, the word “flood” (R.V., “river”) means the river Euphrates. In Ps. 66:6, this word refers to the river Jordan.

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