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[soo-per-uh-buhn-duh nt] /ˌsu pər əˈbʌn dənt/
exceedingly or excessively abundant; more than sufficient; excessive.
Origin of superabundant
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin superabundant- (stem of superabundāns), present participle of superabundāre to superabound; see abundant
Related forms
superabundance, noun
superabundantly, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It has also a good deal of coal, but its coal is poor, owing to its superabundance of ash.

  • The complaint of a superabundance of books of all kinds is not a new one.

    The Book-Collector William Carew Hazlitt
  • I might be endless against them, but I am almost choked with the superabundance of the matter.

    No Cross, No Crown William Penn
  • He takes away from those who have not enough to add to his own superabundance.

    Tao Teh King Lao-Tze
  • A bushel of wheat would be a scarcity, a bushel of diamonds a superabundance, for a man.

    Social Value B. M. Anderson
  • Who can take his own superabundance and therewith serve all under heaven?

    Tao Teh King Lao-Tze
  • But while in most parts of Italy water is a boon eagerly craved for, in some places it is a superabundance and a curse.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
  • The facts exist; the evidence is here in superabundance; but what to do with it?

  • The weakness of his eloquence sprang from its supersubtlety and superabundance.

    Studies in Contemporary Biography James Bryce, Viscount Bryce
  • Let them supply us out of their superabundance; we have too little.

    The Diamond Coterie Lawrence L. Lynch
Word Origin and History for superabundance

early 15c., superaboundance; see super + abundance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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