overpower

[ oh-ver-pou-er ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈpaʊ ər /

verb (used with object)

to overcome, master, or subdue by superior force: to overpower a maniac.
to overcome or overwhelm in feeling; affect or impress excessively: overpowered with confusion and desire.
to gain mastery over the bodily powers or mental faculties of: a strong drink that quickly overpowered him.
to furnish or equip with excessive power: a giant motor that overpowered the pump.

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Origin of overpower

First recorded in 1585–95; over- + power

OTHER WORDS FROM overpower

un·o·ver·pow·ered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for overpower

overpower
/ (ˌəʊvəˈpaʊə) /

verb (tr)

to conquer or subdue by superior force
to have such a strong effect on as to make helpless or ineffective
to supply with more power than necessary
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