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  Definition of Overwhelm
  1. charge someone with too many tasks
  2. overcome by superior force
  3. cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"
  4. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
Similar Words: deluge, flood out, overpower, overmaster, submerge, drown, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake

 

See Also: drown out

 

Hyponyms: steamroller, steamroll, devastate, seize, clutch, get hold of, kill, benight, knock out, stagger, lock

 

Derivational Morphology: flood, inundation, deluge, torrent

 

 
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