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flood·wa·ter

 (flŭd′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n. often floodwaters
The water of a flood.
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floodwater

(ˈflʌdˌwɔːtə)
n
(Physical Geography) water that overflows from a river, lake, etc during a flood
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flood•wa•ter

(ˈflʌdˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

n.
the water that overflows as the result of a flood.
[1785–95]
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Translations

floodwater

[ˈflʌdwɔːtəʳ] Ncrecida f, riada f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

floodwater

[ˈflʌdwɔːtər] neaux fpl de crue
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

floodwater

[ˈflʌdˌwɔːtəʳ] nacque fpl (di inondazione)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
COOS BAY - A Coos County sheriff's deputy in a boat was able to rescue a man and his dog from a pickup truck stuck in 6 feet of floodwater.
Rising rivers and overflowing reservoirs, and floodwater levels that this part of the country had never, ever seen before--even with the Flood of 1993.
Several cities in the US state of Iowa have been deluged by floodwater in the wake of three weeks of severe weather, forcing residents to flee their homes.
The airport was closed by floodwater and debris, and phone landlines were cut, leaving only mobiles working.
Aside from standing floodwater, hazards included a lack of Potable water, sewage treatment, and electricity; chemical spills; swarms of insects (with anecodotal accounts of vermin and hungry, domestic dogs); food contamination; disrupted transportation; mountains of debris; buildings damaged and destroyed; rampant mold growth; tainted fish and shellfish populations; and many potential sources of hazardous waste.
A fireman moved them to their flat above the bakery when floodwater threatened to smash through their shop window.
Floodwater from River Sutlej entered as many as 14 villages after flood embankment near JOdhay Village could not withstood the gushing floodwater and broken
Summary: Darbhanga (Bihar) [India], July 26 (ANI): One youth died after drowning in a stream of floodwater while filming a Tik Tok video in Darbhanga district of Bihar on Monday.
"Don't go around the sign and into floodwater," Felty said.
In some villages, floodwater have reached at least three feet deep, while in the villages of San Buena, San Pedro, and San Pascual, floodwater have already reached the roofs of some houses, Quien added.
SIALKOT -- Floodwater level receded to a great extant in River Chenab on Tuesday, as it dropped to 52,000 cusecs from over night's 112,000 cusecs at Head Marala near here.
The Department of Health (DOH) reminded the public of the risk of being infected with leptospirosis when wading in floodwater.