[ soo-per-uh-bound ]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to abound beyond something else.

  2. to be very abundant or too abundant (usually followed by in or with).

Origin of superabound

1400–50; late Middle English superabounden<Late Latin superabundāre, equivalent to super-super- + abundāre to abound

Words Nearby superabound Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use superabound in a sentence

  • They lavish on their masters, with the best grace in the world, the nutritious juices with which their bodies superabound.

    The Insect World | Louis Figuier
  • The more population abounds, the more will subsistence superabound, is his comfortable counter-proposition to Malthusianism.

  • It is possible that nitrates may superabound in the soil from the oxydizement of the nitrogen of a superfluity of ammonia.

British Dictionary definitions for superabound


/ (ˌsuːpərəˈbaʊnd) /

  1. (intr) to abound abnormally; be in surplus

  2. rare to be more abundant than (something else)

Derived forms of superabound

  • superabundance (ˌsuːpərəˈbʌndəns), noun
  • superabundant, adjective

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