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Definition of "overflows" []

  • To flow or run over (a limit, brim, bank, etc) (verb)
  • To fill or be filled beyond capacity so as to spill or run over (verb)
  • To be filled with happiness, tears, etc (verb)
  • To spread or cover over; flood or inundate (verb)
  • Overflowing matter, esp liquid (noun)
  • Any outlet that enables surplus liquid to be discharged or drained off, esp one just below the top of a tank or cistern (noun)
  • The amount by which a limit, capacity, etc, is exceeded (noun)
  • A condition that occurs when numeric operations produce results too large to store in the memory space assigned to it (noun)
  • Plural form of overflow. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overflow. (verb)

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Use "overflows" in a sentence
  • "But it will be Christian, it will reveal in its beauty the interior reflection of the brilliance of grace, only on condition that it overflows from a heart possessed by grace ..."
  • "The issue of combined sewer overflows is one of the most difficult water quality issues faced by cities with old infrastructure like New York City."
  • "The issue of combined sewer overflows is one of the most difficult water quality issues faced by cities with old infrastructure like New York City ...."
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