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superabundant

[soo-per-uh-buhn-duh nt] /ˌsu pər əˈbʌn dənt/
adjective
1.
exceedingly or excessively abundant; more than sufficient; excessive.
Origin of superabundant
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin superabundant- (stem of superabundāns), present participle of superabundāre to superabound; see abundant
Related forms
superabundance, noun
superabundantly, adverb
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  • That this brings about a superabundance of all commodities, we care but little.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • His bulk was the result of a superabundance of muscle, and not of superfluous tissue.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • It has also a good deal of coal, but its coal is poor, owing to its superabundance of ash.

  • Why, simply because there is a superabundance of wealth, should people be made poorer?

  • She wished to help him, to bestow on him the superabundance of her own happiness.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Heavy really has come to college to get rid of her superabundance of fat.

    Ruth Fielding At College Alice B. Emerson
  • What superabundance of water in that so-called land of drought!

    Six Months at the Cape R.M. Ballantyne
  • The complaint of a superabundance of books of all kinds is not a new one.

    The Book-Collector William Carew Hazlitt
  • (So Heaven) diminishes where there is superabundance, and supplements where there is deficiency.

    Tao Teh King Lao-Tze
  • He takes away from those who have not enough to add to his own superabundance.

    Tao Teh King Lao-Tze
Word Origin and History for superabundance
n.

early 15c., superaboundance; see super + abundance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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