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Overview of verb overwhelm

The verb overwhelm has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake

(overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli)

2. (1) overwhelm, deluge, flood out

(charge someone with too many tasks)

3. submerge, drown, overwhelm

(cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech")

4. overpower, overmaster, overwhelm

(overcome by superior force)

Overview of adj overwhelming

The adj overwhelming has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (8) overpowering, overwhelming

(so strong as to be irresistible; "an overpowering need for solitude"; "the temptation to despair may become overwhelming"; "an overwhelming majority")

2. consuming, overwhelming

(very intense; "politics is his consuming passion"; "overwhelming joy") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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