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Dictionary Results for overwhelming:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: so strong as to be irresistible; "an overpowering need
           for solitude"; "the temptation to despair may become
           overwhelming"; "an overwhelming majority" [syn:
           overpowering, overwhelming]
    2: very intense; "politics is his consuming passion";
       "overwhelming joy" [syn: consuming, overwhelming]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Overwhelming \O`ver*whelm"ing\, a.
   Overpowering; irresistible. -- O`ver*whelm"ing*ly, adv.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Overwhelm \O`ver*whelm"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overwhelmed; p.
   pr. & vb. n. Overwhelming.]
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   1. To cover over completely, as by a great wave; to overflow
      and bury beneath; to ingulf; hence, figuratively, to
      immerse and bear down; to overpower; to crush; to bury; to
      oppress, etc., overpoweringly.
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            The sea overwhelmed their enemies.    --Ps. lxxviii.
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            Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and
            horror hath overwhelmed me.           --Ps. lv. 5.
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            Foul deeds will rise,
            Though all the earth o'erwhelm them.  --Shak.
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            Gaza yet stands; but all her sons are fallen,
            All in a moment overwhelmed and fallen. --Milton.
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   2. To project or impend over threateningly.
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            His louering brows o'erwhelming his fair sight.
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   3. To cause to surround, to cover. --Papin.
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