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overstuffed

[oh-ver-stuhft] /ˈoʊ vərˌstʌft/
adjective
1.
stuffed or filled to excess.
2.
Furniture. having the entire frame covered by stuffing and upholstery, so that only decorative woodwork or the like is exposed:
an overstuffed sofa.
3.
filled with tedious or extraneous material; overlong:
an overstuffed biography.
4.
obese; corpulent:
an overstuffed man who was a compulsive eater.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; overstuff + -ed2

overstuff

[oh-ver-stuhf] /ˌoʊ vərˈstʌf/
verb (used with object)
1.
to force too much into:
If you overstuff your suitcase, the fastenings may not hold.
2.
Furniture. to cover completely with deep upholstery.
Origin
1935-40; over- + stuff
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  • They now find their inventories are overstuffed and are cutting back on their orders.
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  • The virus rampaged throughout the world, leaving morgues overstuffed with bodies.
  • Rooms feature rustic-themed decor, private bathrooms, overstuffed chairs and refrigerators.
British Dictionary definitions for overstuffed

overstuff

/ˌəʊvəˈstʌf/
verb (transitive)
1.
to force too much into
2.
to cover (furniture) entirely with upholstery
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