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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]
References in classic literature ?
Night was falling fast over the fields of lentils and rice and cotton in the low-lying ground yearly flooded by the river; over the reeds that fringed the elbow of the bend, and the tangled jungle of the grazing-grounds behind the still reeds.
Was it the shoal made where the stone-boats sank in the year of the great drouth--a long shoal that lasted three floods?"
After a long time the river cleared, and those that came down it had been clearly drowned by the floods, as I could well see; and though it was not so easy then to get food, I was heartily glad of it.
LAHORE -- The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) has so far evacuated 24,359 flood affected people from flood prone districts.
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This is shaping up to be a potentially unprecedented flood season with more than 200 million people at risk for flooding in their communities."
But even people who live in flood zones can take steps to be flood-safe.
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (Nimet), listed Oyo state as one of the states that might experience flooding in its seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) for two consecutive year; 2017 and 2018 list of states that would be affected by flood by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (Nimet)
Lahore -- India has released water into Sutlej, Ravi and Chenab rivers and created a flood like situation here.
OKLAHOMA CITY Property insurance professionals in Oklahoma will soon be required to expand their knowledge on flood insurance.<br />Gov.