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Literally corresponds to superfluous, which is from Latin, rather than Germanic.
- (Received Pronunciation)
- (General American)
- Rhymes: -əʊ
overflow (plural overflows)
- (transitive) To flow over the brim of (a container).
- The river overflowed the levee.
- (transitive) To cover with a liquid, literally or figuratively.
- The flash flood overflowed most of the park land and some homes.
- (transitive) To cause an overflow.
- (intransitive) To flow over the edge of a container.
- The waters overflowed into the Ninth Ward.
- (intransitive) To exceed limits or capacity.
- The hospital ER was overflowing with flu cases.
- (intransitive) To be superabundant; to abound.
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to fill beyond the limits of
computing: to exceed the available numeric range
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