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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]

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 classic literature ?
Their observations inform us that Abyssinia, where the Nile rises and waters vast tracts of land, is full of mountains, and in its natural situation much higher than Egypt; that all the winter, from June to September, no day is without rain; that the Nile receives in its course all the rivers, brooks, and torrents which fall from those mountains; these necessarily swell it above the banks, and fill the plains of Egypt with the inundation.
To return to the course of the Nile: its waters, after the first rise, run to the eastward for about a musket-shot, then turning to the north, continue hidden in the grass and weeds for about a quarter of a league, and discover themselves for the first time among some rocks--a sight not to be enjoyed without some pleasure by those who have read the fabulous accounts of this stream delivered by the ancients, and the vain conjectures and reasonings which have been formed upon its original, the nature of its water, its cataracts, and its inundations, all which we are now entirely acquainted with and eye-witnesses of.
As the empire of the Abyssins terminates at these deserts, and as I have followed the course of the Nile no farther, I here leave it to range over barbarous kingdoms, and convey wealth and plenty into Egypt, which owes to the annual inundations of this river its envied fertility.
There's such an inundation now, I can't watch everything," she said.
The advent of the Internet has caused an inundation of information and SAP provides companies with the tools needed to simplify and tailor access to content, enabling employees to quickly and effectively act on data.
According to the detail higher official told this news agency here on Friday that dilapidated roads is gigantic problem for passengers in the area while expressing their views with news agency UTF official including Sultan Awan, Khalid Pupo, Numberdar Zulfiqar, Haji Raiysat ,Khalid Bila and others, said that the inundation of water on roads turned the roads into pool and no public transport is ready for traveling to Bari Imam road.
With its sophisticated personalization engine, DSS Broadcaster notifies end users only when pre-defined business conditions or schedules are met, providing automation without inundation.
the Water Institute would employ satellite imaging to assess the flood pattern, inundation level and the time it will take for flood recession; areas flooded, how long it will take to recede, the suitability of those areas for crop production.
ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Discharge of water by India in River Sutlej is continuing, which resulted in rise in the water level to 19 feet at Ganda Singhwala threatening inundation of several villages.
At approximately mid-day on July 17, 1998, a small inundation of mud and water initially isolated one miner, Mr.
LAHORE, September 27, 2010 (Frontier Star): India government Monday released more water into River Satluj which resulted in rise in the water level to 19 feet at Ganda Singhwala threatening inundation of several villages.
Both the leaders thanked God that historical Thatta has been saved from inundation due to joint efforts and strategy while, Thatta affectees have come back to home.