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superabound

[ soo-per-uh-bound ]
/ ˌsu pər əˈbaʊnd /
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verb (used without object)

to abound beyond something else.
to be very abundant or too abundant (usually followed by in or with).

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Origin of superabound

1400–50; late Middle English superabounden<Late Latin superabundāre, equivalent to super-super- + abundāre to abound
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Example sentences from the Web for superabound

  • 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

superabound
/ (ˌsuːpərəˈbaʊnd) /

verb

(intr) to abound abnormally; be in surplus
rare to be more abundant than (something else)

Derived forms of superabound

superabundance (ˌsuːpərəˈbʌndəns), nounsuperabundant, adjective
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