[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɹɐbˈʌndəns/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊvɝəˈbəndəns/ ]
  1. a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
    we received an inundation of email
    four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy
  2. the state of being more than full
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How To Use overabundance In A Sentence

  • Start with the pot, which should be fairly shallow so it won't store an overabundance of moisture.
  • Kernberg stressed the role of the overabundance of constitutionally predisposed aggression or very early frustration rather than maternal care that color the ways they experience their caretakers as resulting in the development of the intermediate level of structure, which he called borderline personality organization. Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology in Social Work Practice
  • Breed dogs who are very sensitive to motion—who probably have an overabundance of rod photoreceptors in their retinae—and you may also get a dog whose acute sensitivity to motion leads to their being temperamentally high-strung. INSIDE OF A DOG
  • Careful planning of site layout, erection of partitions, or underground hazardous substance storage and an overabundance of safety systems can actually save lives.
  • It's divided into simple categories and the pages aren't stuffed with an overabundance of information.
  • From the 1920 s through the 1980 s, America's agricultural problem was overabundance.
  • Instead of faltering dollar liquidity, we see today ample evidence of a continued overabundance.
  • Having too many things makes time for non-material pleasure shrink; an overabundance of options can easily diminish full satisfaction.
  • Although suffering from an overabundance of names, false holly makes a handsome evergreen accent at the back of the border.
  • Ruthless editing would have crafted sharp-edged form out of the three hours of exhausting overabundance, infused subtlety into unrelieved shrillness.
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