flood

(redirected from flood-tide)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Flood

(flŭd),
Valentine, Irish anatomist and surgeon, 1800-1847. See: Flood ligament.

flood

(flŭd),
1. Synonym(s): flooding (1)
2. Colloquialism for a profuse menstrual discharge. Synonym(s): flooding (2)
[A.S. flōd]
A disaster caused by waters from torrential rains, overflow of rivers, streams, lakes or reservoirs or dam collapse, resulting in a significant rise of water level above roads and habitated areas, resulting in loss of property and lives and the need to evacuate large segments of the population
Public health aspects of floods
Immediate Poor access to potable water, food, medication, hypothermia, drowning
Clean-up phase Exposure to sewage, sharp jagged debris, biological hazards in flood water, exposed and ‘live’ electrical lines, body fluid pathogens, carbon monoxide, musculoskeletal hazards, heat or cold stress, motor vehicle-related dangers, fire, drowning, and hazardous materials
Clean-up protection clothing Hard hats, goggles, heavy work gloves, life jackets, watertight boots with steel toes and insoles

flood

(flŭd)
1. To bleed profusely from the uterus, as after childbirth or in cases of menorrhagia.
2. Colloquialism for a profuse menstrual discharge.
[A.S. flōd]

flood

natural disaster important in the spread of animal disease and insects and disruption of quarantine areas.

flood fever
flood plain staggers
Australian (north-western New South Wales) syndrome caused by tunicaminyluracils produced in seedhead galls on Agrostis avenacea, the galls produced by Anguina funesta (grass nematodes) and infected by Clavibacter toxicus. Clinically the disease is characterized by convulsions precipitated by driving and often death during the convulsion. Hypermetric ataxia is characteristic in less severe cases. Cattle are most affected, sheep and horses less frequently.
References in periodicals archive ?
The result of that limitation is a narrow barrier and a very restricted flood-tide delta and overwash contribution as the barrier was extending southward.
Because of the tide restriction, this is a reach of limited tidal range and flood-tide velocity; therefore, fine particles tend to deposit directly into the channel.
The latest edition of the survey indicates that the flood-tide may be ebbing, but that multilateral efforts to harmonize merger controls pose new and different problems for cross-border deals.
First off there was agreement between chatterers Clive Tyldesley and Ron Atkinson that Liverpool were tremendous while Barcelona were not only below par generally and right dodgy at the back but were also frightened to death of Michael Owen's pace, especially after he scored, when the knicker-wetting reached flood-tide, so to speak.
He suddenly stemmed the flood-tide of passing shots which threatened to engulf him and broke back in the next game.
Alain Locke identifies the era as "a sudden flood-tide of new life and vitality" in African American music, dance, and musical comedy (57).
An initial field study found that only females with mature embryos underwent the spawning migration and that postspawned females switched to flood-tide transport for movement back into and up estuaries.
For all his fellowZimbabwean Duncan Fletcher's support over the years, usually against a flood-tide of opinion, Hick clearly does not feel any need to return the favour.