Overwhelm is defined as to completely overcome or take over.(verb)
An example of overwhelm is for a teacher to assign students five lengthy papers due on the same day.
See overwhelm in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME oferwhelmen: see over- & whelm
See overwhelm in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb o·ver·whelmed, o·ver·whelm·ing, o·ver·whelms
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