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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Regulator consisting of a valve or moveable barrier that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice; Something that restrains an outpouring.

Usage examples (38)
  • Leakage, if not instantly mitigated, can be a floodgate.
  • Is the defection by Richard Lugar opening up a floodgate?
  • COOPER: And they're putting the floodgate in as we speak.
  • A woman survives a near disaster on the edge of a floodgate. for more
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