• IPA: /ˈflʌdˌɡeɪt/, /ˈflʌdɡeɪt/

floodgate (plural floodgates)

  1. An adjustable gate or valve used to control the flow of water through a sluice.
  2. (by extension) Anything that controls or limits an outpouring of people, emotion etc.
Translations Translations
  • German: Tür und Tor (figuratively)
  • Italian: chiusa

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