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[oh-ver-foo l] /ˈoʊ vərˈfʊl/
excessively full:
The auditorium was overfull.
Origin of overfull
before 1000; Middle English; Old English oferfull. See over-, full1
Related forms
overfullness, noun Unabridged
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  • Have small frequent meals to avoid feeling overfull and making it harder to breathe.
  • Short tasks involving high concentrations of airborne fibers could result in elevated exposure overfull work shifts.
  • If your bin is overfull two or more times every month, you have inadequate garbage service.
  • It was yet another tasking on an already overfull plate.
  • Not nearly enough is known about these processes infield situations, especially overfull wet seasons or during flood pulses.
British Dictionary definitions for overfull


excessively full; overflowing
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