overpowering

[oh-ver-pou-er-ing]

Origin:
1690–1700; overpower + -ing2

overpoweringly, adverb
overpoweringness, noun
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overpower

[oh-ver-pou-er]
verb (used with object)
1.
to overcome, master, or subdue by superior force: to overpower a maniac.
2.
to overcome or overwhelm in feeling; affect or impress excessively: overpowered with confusion and desire.
3.
to gain mastery over the bodily powers or mental faculties of: a strong drink that quickly overpowered him.
4.
to furnish or equip with excessive power: a giant motor that overpowered the pump.

Origin:
1585–95; over- + power

unoverpowered, adjective


1. vanquish, subjugate, conquer, defeat, beat.
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overpower (ˌəʊvəˈpaʊə)
 
vb
1.  to conquer or subdue by superior force
2.  to have such a strong effect on as to make helpless or ineffective
3.  to supply with more power than necessary

overpowering (ˌəʊvəˈpaʊərɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  so strong or intense as to be unbearable
2.  so powerful as to crush or conquer
 
overpoweringly
 
adv

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overpower
"to overcome with superior power," 1593, from over + power (q.v.).
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Example sentences
To think that so many people were slaughtered in such a short period of time is
  overpowering.
The stench of desperation, dread and panic must be getting overpowering for you.
The smell of the wards is overpowering, a nose-stinging mix of burn salves and
  rotting flesh.
They add color and a country flavor to flower arrangements and center pieces
  without overpowering them.
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