Definitions

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  • adj. excessively abundant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. present in excess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. excessively abundant

Etymologies

over- +‎ abundant (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I worked like never before in my garden, cutting back my overabundant vines and unsculpted shrubs, redefining beds and edges, and mulching to the max.

    A Lesson Brought Home (The Boomer Blog)

  • It seems like a waste of space to list the overabundant $75, $125 and $199 "deals," so it's lucky there are a few plucky places offering something a little different this Valentine's Day.

    Not your usual Valentine's deals

  • And although such overabundant light is problematic in our age of energy consciousness, a substantial discussion concerning the use of less public and private illumination has taken second place to the more prominent campaign urging us to replace our incandescent suns with other, colder fluorescent suns, even though the adoption of compact fluorescent light is only trading one commodity for another.

    Jane Brox: Light! Less Light! The Evolution Of Artificial Light

  • A little black-and-white sign nearly covered by green leaves from some overabundant bushes.

    The Redleys

  • Apparently, as underrepresented as female students were on the school's roof, they're overabundant in the hives themselves, where, according to principal Durnford — whose time seems to have been well-spent at beekeeping classes — males have little function besides mating with the queen.

    Generating Buzz, and Honey

  • Historically, civilizations have been observed to decline in accordance with an overabundant growth in population that the environment cannot support.

    G. Roger Denson: Homosexuality as Population Control? Nature's Restraint on Procreative Extravagance

  • The ability to manage overabundant information; and

    December 2008

  • She is a South Carolina peach, pale and modest when ripe, as opposed to a Georgia peach, which is an overabundant fruit, a Dolly Parton of produce.

    Leave Out The Side Door, Hon, It'll Save You A Few Steps

  • Or perhaps hers was overabundant, since she had to know everything about every little thing—and had yet to really learn anything about him.

    Johanna Lindsey

  • Besides it contains overabundant uses of beloved 1980's editing abuses.

    Archive 2010-01-01

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