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Definition of "overabundance" []

  • A going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate; an excess: teenagers with an overabundance of energy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overabundance" in a sentence
  • "The House of Representatives voted today to remove from the federal health care law a tax requirement that required what they called an overabundance of paperwork."
  • "Surely had CBS not been terrified that it would run out of product, it would not have imported the Canadian cop show Flashpoint (tonight, 10 ET/PT), a cut-rate version of the kind of show CBS already has in overabundance."
  • "I love how you notice things I never did; it makes me want to start cooking and appreciating all the MidWest corn that is in overabundance."