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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
       Synonyms: swampland
  2. a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables; "he was trapped in a medical swamp"


  1. drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged; "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"
       Synonyms: drench
  2. fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
       Synonyms: deluge flood inundate

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