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overabundance

[oh-ver-uh-buhn-duh ns]
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noun
  1. an excessive amount or abundance; surfeit: an overabundance of sugar in the diet.
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Origin of overabundance

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at over-, abundance
Related formso·ver·a·bun·dant, adjectiveo·ver·a·bun·dant·ly, adverb

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excess, surplus, plethora, glut, profusion.
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overabundance

noun
  1. a supply or amount that is greater than requiredan overabundance of milk
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Word Origin and History for over-abundance

n.

late 14c., from over- + abundance.

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