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overmaster

[ oh-ver-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈmæs tər, -ˈmɑ stər /
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verb (used with object)
to gain mastery over; conquer; overpower: The sudden impulse had quite overmastered me.
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Origin of overmaster

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at over-, master

OTHER WORDS FROM overmaster

o·ver·mas·ter·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for overmaster

overmaster
/ (ˌəʊvəˈmɑːstə) /

verb
(tr) to overpower
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