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adjective uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈpaʊə.rɪŋ/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚˈpaʊ.ɚ.ɪŋ/
too strong: Firefighters were driven back by the overpowering heat of the flames. There's an overpowering smell of garlic in the kitchen. He's suffering from overpowering feelings of guilt.
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