Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 09/10/16 Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed (verb)
o·ver·whelm [oh-ver-hwelm, -welm] (previously 01-27-13)


verb (used with object)
1. to overcome completely in mind or feeling: overwhelmed by remorse.
2. to overpower or overcome, especially with superior forces; destroy; crush: Roman troops were overwhelmed by barbarians.
3. to cover or bury beneath a mass of something, as floodwaters, debris, or an avalanche; submerge: Lava from erupting Vesuvius overwhelmed the city of Pompeii.
4. to load, heap, treat, or address with an overpowering or excessive amount of anything: a child overwhelmed with presents; to overwhelm someone with questions.
5. to overthrow.

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Origin: 1300–50; Middle English; see over-, whelm

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