an excessive amount or abundance; surfeit: an overabundance of sugar in the diet.

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

late 14c., from over- + abundance.

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