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Noun: swamp  swómp
  1. Low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
    - swampland
     
  2. A situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables
    "he was trapped in a medical swamp"
Verb: swamp  swómp
  1. Drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
    "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbour";
    - drench
     
  2. Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
    "The images swamped his mind";
    - deluge, flood, inundate

Derived forms: swamped, swamps, swamping

Type of: fill, fill up, flood, make full, situation, wetland

Encyclopedia: Swamp