overabundance

[oh-ver-uh-buhn-duhns]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. over-the-road,
  2. over-trouble,
  3. over-under,
  4. over-use,
  5. over-wind,
  6. overachieve,
  7. overact,
  8. overactive,
  9. overage,
  10. overaggressive

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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British Dictionary definitions for over-abundant

overabundance

noun

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

over-abundant

adj.

c.1400, from over- + abundant.

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