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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
overflow (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to cover with or as if with water - inundate
2.
to flow over the brim of
3.
intransitive verb
to cause to overflow
1.
to flow over bounds
2.
to fill a space to capacity and spread beyond its limits - the crowd overflowed into the street
overflow (noun)
1.
a flowing over - inundation
2.
something that flows over - surplus
3.
an outlet or receptacle for surplus liquid
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
overflow (noun)
1.
a great flow of water or of something that overwhelms
SYNONIMS:
alluvion, bath, cataclysm, cataract, deluge, flood tide, inundation, Niagara, overflow, spate, torrent
RELATED WORDS:
current, river, stream, tide; cloudburst, discharge, flush, gush, outflow, outpouring; flux, inflow, influx; engulfment, washout; avalanche, blizzard; cascade, waterfall; excess, glut, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dribble, drip, trickle
drought ( drouth)
overflow (noun)
2.
the state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed
SYNONIMS:
bellyful, fat, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, overplus, oversupply, plethora, plus, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus, surplusage
RELATED WORDS:
abundance, bounty, plentitude, plenty, profusion, sufficiency; overproduction, overstock
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dearth, lack, scarcity, want
deficiency, deficit, insufficiency, undersupply
overflow (verb)
1.
to flow over the brim or top of
SYNONIMS:
overfill
RELATED WORDS:
boil over, run over, spill, well (up); flow, flush, gush, pour, sluice, spout, spurt, stream; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, swamp; wash (over); brim, cascade, slop, slosh
NEAR ANTONYMS:
recede
overflow (verb)
2.
to cover with a flood
SYNONIMS:
deluge, drown, engulf, gulf, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, swamp
RELATED WORDS:
avalanche, smother; overcome, overrun; flow, flush, gush, pour, sluice, spout, spurt, stream; douse ( dowse), drench, soak, wet
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dehydrate, dry, parch
drain
overflow (verb)
3.
to be copiously supplied
SYNONIMS:
brim, bristle, bulge, burst, bustle, buzz, crawl, hum, overflow, pullulate, swarm, teem
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lack, need, want
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