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overfull

[ oh-ver-fool ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈfʊl /
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adjective

excessively full: The auditorium was overfull.

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Origin of overfull

before 1000; Middle English; Old English oferfull.See over-, full1

OTHER WORDS FROM overfull

o·ver·full·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overfull

overfull
/ (ˌəʊvəˈfʊl) /

adjective

excessively full; overflowing
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