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flooding

[′fləd·iŋ]
(agriculture)
Filling of ditches or covering of land with water during the raising of crops; rice, for example, must have occasional flooding to grow properly.
(chemical engineering)
Condition in a liquid-vapor counterflow device (such as a distillation column) in which the rate of vapor rise is such as to prevent liquid downflow, causing a buildup of the liquid (flooding) within the device.
(petroleum engineering)
Technique of increasing recovery of oil (secondary recovery) from a reservoir by injection of water into the formation to drive the oil toward producing wellholes. Also known as waterflooding.
(psychology)
A behavior therapy for phobias and other problems involving maladaptive anxiety, in which anxiety producers are presented in intense form (real or imagined) and continued until the stimuli no longer produce disabling anxiety.

Flooding

 

in military affairs, an obstacle created to compel the enemy to abandon an area he has occupied, to hinder his advance, to disrupt bridges and ferrying and landing operations, or to interrupt communications in the rear of the enemy. For flooding an army may use a water reservoir on a river or a tributary; a lake, a river, or a canal with a spillway that regulates water supply; or a sea or a gulf if the water level is higher than the land and is separated from it by dunes or dikes. Flooding was used in World War I and World War II.

flooding

1. The stratification of different-colored pigments in a paint film.
2. Introducing water, by gravity, into the backfill surrounding a pipe in order to compact the backfill.
3. A temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas resulting from (a) the overflow of inland or tidal waters, or (b) the unusual and rapid accumulation of runoff of surface waters from any source.

flooding

Various denial-of-service techniques that saturate a critical resource, leading either to system failure or to the exclusion of legitimate access. See e-mail bombing, Fraggle attack, smurf attack and SYN-flood attack.
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He will visit the interactive visitor centre and see a working model, part-funded by the Welsh Government, which simulates the flooding of a village and teaches children how to respond safely.
OVER the last decade the catastrophic consequences of flooding have been highlighted by happenings in the Wye Valley, Dorset, and closer to home in West Cumbria and Morpeth.
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A PLAN to help South Wales residents deal with the devastation caused by flooding and prevent future floods was launched yesterday.
People living in homes at high risk of flooding are "living in denial" of the dangers, an Environment Agency chief warned today.
In addition to including a less restrictive "flood" definition, these new policies can provide coverage for mudflows caused by heavy rain and flooding, replacement costs, additional living expenses and refinished basements.
Protecting a property against flooding can be as simple as using sandbags as a shield or purchasing flood insurance.
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Whether you think you need it, or live in an area not susceptible to flooding, flood insurance is vital because flooding can damage your home and your financial future.