When something's awash, it's doused or covered with water. If your canoe is awash with seawater, it's time to start bailing.

A beach might be awash during high tide, and your beach cottage could be awash after a tropical rain. The decks of a boat are often described as being awash during a storm, flooded with water. Things can be figuratively awash, too: "The movie premiere was awash with photographers and fans." Awash was originally a nautical word meaning "flush with," from the 15th-century meaning of wash, "land alternately covered and exposed by the sea."

Definitions of awash

adj covered with water

“the monsoon left the whole place awash
afloat, flooded, inundated, overflowing
containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

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