Definitions

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  • n. The state of being excessively or abnormally full.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being excessively or abnormally full, so as to cause overflow, distention, or congestion; excess of fullness; surfeit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of being overfull.

Etymologies

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overfull +‎ -ness

Examples

  • People who chew gum, smoke or are anxious and wolf down their meals tend to swallow air while eating, which leads to belching, bloating and the sensation of overfullness. 4.

    Eight Ways to Fight Food Hangovers

  • Engorgement is a state of overfullness in the breast that is accompanied by extreme swelling, redness or shininess of the skin, increased temperature of the breast, and marked discomfort when the breast is moved or touched.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

  • They can be weak with hunger while they describe physical sensations of overfullness that make it physically uncomfortable for them to swallow.

    Fighting Anorexia: No One To Blame

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