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act of God in law, a sudden unforeseen event, esp. a natural disaster such as an earthquake, flood, or tornado, that is caused entirely by forces of nature and could not have been prevented.
alluvial of or pertaining to a flood plain or to sediment deposited by flowing water.
antediluvian of the period before the Flood told of in the Bible. [2/4 definitions]
ark (sometimes cap.) according to the Old Testament, a large boat built by Noah to preserve life during the Flood. [1/4 definitions]
backwater a pool of water that a dam, current, flood, or the like prevents from flowing. [1/2 definitions]
besiege to flood or harass with questions, doubts, pleas, or the like; beset. [1/2 definitions]
bulkhead a wall built across a tunnel to reinforce it and protect against fire, flood, and the like. [1/3 definitions]
cataclysm a violent natural event, esp. an upheaval causing a sudden change in the earth's crust, or a great flood. [1/2 definitions]
cataract a heavy rush of water, such as a downpour or flood. [1/3 definitions]
civil defense emergency procedures and facilities organized by civilians for the protection of people and property in cases of flood, famine, war, or the like.
debacle a torrent of rushing water or broken-up ice, as on a river; flood. [1/3 definitions]
deluge an inundation of the land by a great quantity of water; flood. [2/5 definitions]
diluvial of or caused by a glacier or flood.
disaster a sudden calamity, esp. one causing widespread damage or suffering such as an earthquake, flood, oil spill, or fire. [1/2 definitions]
engulf to cover entirely; envelop, as by an abyss or flood.
flash flood a sudden and violent flood following an esp. heavy rainfall.
float to cover with a liquid; flood, as for irrigation. [1/14 definitions]
flood to rise, overflow, or pour in, or as if in, a flood. [1/8 definitions]
gush to flood out abundantly and with considerable force, as a liquid being released from compression; spurt. [1/7 definitions]
inundate to cover or overspread with water, esp. a very large amount; flood. [2 definitions]
natural disaster a disaster, such as an earthquake, flood, or volcanic eruption, that is caused by natural rather than human forces and which destroys life and property.