overabundance

[ oh-ver-uh-buhn-duhns ]
/ ˈoʊ vər əˈbʌn dəns /

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM overabundance

o·ver·a·bun·dant, adjectiveo·ver·a·bun·dant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for overabundance

overabundance
/ (ˌəʊvərəˈbʌndəns) /

noun

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