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overmaster

[ oh-ver-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to gain mastery over; conquer; overpower:

    The sudden impulse had quite overmastered me.



overmaster

/ ˌəʊvəˈmɑːstə /

verb

  1. tr to overpower


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Other Words From

  • over·master·ing·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of overmaster1

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; over-, master
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Example Sentences

Yet it's plain that he thinks a little worse of himself for allowing his judgment to overmaster his unreasoning dread.

His repeated promises confirm her hopes: embraces and endearments, which increase the ardour of her desires, overmaster her soul.

The backward drag rapidly decreased as the pull of Saturn and his system began to overmaster that of Jupiter.

For the activity of the agent, being not able to overmaster the resistance of the patient, there will ensue no deperdition.

For she being so much left to solitude, she came to greet my return with an increasing fervour that came nigh to overmaster me.

These two elements coxisted from early times, and caused perpetual ferment by their struggles to overmaster each other.

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