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Meaning & Definition of Swamp in English

English

Swamp

/swɑmp/

noun

1. Low land that is seasonally flooded

  • Has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
    synonym:
  • swamp
  • ,
  • swampland

2. A situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables

  • "He was trapped in a medical swamp"
    synonym:
  • swamp

verb

1. Drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged

  • "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"
    synonym:
  • swamp
  • ,
  • drench

2. Fill quickly beyond capacity

  • As with a liquid
  • "The basement was inundated after the storm"
  • "The images flooded his mind"
    synonym:
  • deluge
  • ,
  • flood
  • ,
  • inundate
  • ,
  • swamp

Examples of using

The plague came from the swamp.