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English definition of “overflow”

overflow

noun [S or U] (AMOUNT)    /ˈəʊ.və.fləʊ/ US  /ˈoʊ.vɚ.floʊ/
an amount of liquid or number of people that cannot fit in a space : I put a bucket underneath to catch the overflow from the water tank . We can't cope with this overflow of patients from the other hospitals .Movement of liquidsToo much and unnecessary
(Definition of overflow noun (AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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