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English definition of “overwhelming”

overwhelming

adjective     /ˌəʊvəˈwelmɪŋ/
very strong in effect or large in amount: an overwhelming feeling of sadness They won by an overwhelming majority.Power and intensityEnergy, force and power
overwhelmingly adverb
(Definition of overwhelming adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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