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Adjective
Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong
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“She felt an overwhelming desire to have another chocolate chip cookie.”
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Very great in amount, size, intensity or degree
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“Jefe informed El Guapo that there was an overwhelming number of piñatas in the storeroom, each of them filled with little surprises.”
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To an overwhelming, or broad extent
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Characteristic of great strength or forcefulness
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Causing emotion, excitement, and enthusiasm
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Startling, surprising or shocking in an unexpected way
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Incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome
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Not able to be adequately defined or described
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Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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Too extreme to bear
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Significant or extreme in degree or intensity
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Completely overwhelming
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Eating up
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Awe-inspiring
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Unable to be disproved or refuted
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Loud enough to cause temporary or permanent hearing loss
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Shockingly bad in quality
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Not controllable
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Thrilling, intoxicating
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(informal) Extreme; used to intensify nouns
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An instance of invading a country or region with an armed force
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The action or process of killing or being killed
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Present participle for to defeat completely
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“In seven minutes of the second half, it began to look as if the home team, the Premiership team, would overwhelm their visitors.”
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Present participle for have a strong emotional effect on
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“The danger of feminine emotion was its tendency to overwhelm women, to drown them in a flood of their own sympathy and sentiment.”
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Present participle for bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something, especially water
“Not a technically challenging paddle, but the sheer volume of water is enough to overwhelm inexperienced boaters.”
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Present participle for to take violent or aggressive action against
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Present participle for to exceed or cross a given limit
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Present participle for to cause to become physically weaker
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Present participle for to confront through the use of military force
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(of a feeling) Present participle for to completely preoccupy the mind of (someone)
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Present participle for to overawe someone, especially with words or facts they may not fully comprehend
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(of a feeling) Present participle for to affect (someone) suddenly and powerfully
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Present participle for to overwhelm with emotion
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Present participle for to load, or be loaded, heavily with
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Present participle for to influence, usually emotionally
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Present participle for to make a strong, lasting, or favourable impression on
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Present participle for to cause mental or emotional harm to
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Present participle for to overload or overtax
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Present participle for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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Present participle for to demonstrate or expose to the falsehood of something
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Present participle for to overwhelm with a certain quality or feeling
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Growing quicker than
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Present participle for overload, overwhelm
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Present participle for to cover completely with water
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Present participle for to cover completely with water
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Present participle for to cover or become covered with water
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Present participle for combine against
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(tell on) Present participle for to impact or take its toll on
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Present participle for tread on and crush
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Present participle for take forcible possession of
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