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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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Examples from the Web for overabundant

Historical Examples

  • It was overabundant confirmation of the priest's announcement.

    The Treasure of Pearls

    Gustave Aimard

  • Competition is largely in abeyance when the business any one can have is overabundant.

  • Simultaneously, we began to have a series of overabundant crops.

    This World Is Taboo

    Murray Leinster

  • A similar condition of overabundant water in soil may be due to the presence of springs or to a high water table.

    A Living from the Land

    William B. Duryee

  • Conversely, when one or more of these humors was overabundant or in less than adequate supply, disease resulted.


British Dictionary definitions for overabundant

overabundance

noun
  1. a supply or amount that is greater than requiredan overabundance of milk
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