What is another word for over-flow?

482 synonyms found


[ ˌə͡ʊvəflˈə͡ʊ], [ ˌə‍ʊvəflˈə‍ʊ], [ ˌəʊ_v_ə_f_l_ˈəʊ]

Over-flow is a term which refers to a situation when a particular substance or material exceeds the set limit. Synonyms for the word "over-flow" include words such as spillover, spill, inundation, excess, surplus, flood, overflow, deluge, and abundance. Spillover refers to an event when something goes beyond its intended limit. On the other hand, inundation means a situation when an area is flooded with water. The term excess is used when there is too much of something, and it goes beyond the necessary limit. Surplus, flood, overflow, and deluge, are all synonyms used to describe a state when something has more than what is necessary or acceptable. Abundance refers to a situation when a particular item is in a plentiful amount.

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How to use "Over-flow" in context?

When wastewater from a wastewater plant overflows, it can contaminate both surface and ground water. This contamination can come from fecal coliform bacteria, metals, petroleum products and other pollutants. Overflows can also create hazardous conditions for workers and equipment.

Flooding can also occur as a result of overflowing wastewater facilities. Flooding can contaminate soil and water with pollutants as well as debris. Flooding can also damage infrastructure and homes.

When it is necessary to discharge untreated wastewater into the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires a permit.

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