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  Definition of swamp
  1. low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
  2. a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables; "he was trapped in a medical swamp"
  3. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
  4. drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged; "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"
Similar Words: swampland, deluge, flood, inundate, drench

 

See Also: flood in

 

Hyponyms: Everglades, Okefenokee Swamp, slough

 

Derivational Morphology: drench, flood, inundation, deluge, torrent, alluvion, flowage, implosion therapy, flooding, downpour, cloudburst, waterspout, pelter, soaker, swampland

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: močvara   Croatian: močvara  
Dutch: moeras   Estonian: soo  
Finnish: suo   French: marécage  
German: Sumpf   Japanese: 沼地  
Latvian: purvs   Portuguese: pântano  
Spanish: embalsadero   Swedish: myr  
 
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