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overpowering

[ oh-ver-pou-er-ing ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈpaʊ ər ɪŋ /
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Definition of overpowering

adjective
that overpowers; overwhelming: an overpowering conviction of the truth.
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Origin of overpowering

First recorded in 1690–1700; overpower + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM overpowering

o·ver·pow·er·ing·ly, adverbo·ver·pow·er·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overpowering

overpowering
/ (ˌəʊvəˈpaʊərɪŋ) /

adjective
so strong or intense as to be unbearable
so powerful as to crush or conquer

Derived forms of overpowering

overpoweringly, adverb
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