verb (inf=to overwhelm)
- To engulf, surge-over and submerge
- The dinghy was overwhelmed by the great wave.
- To overpower emotionally
- He was overwhelmed with guilt.
- Joy overwhelmed her when she realized that she had won a million dollars.
Etymology: From over + whelmen (whelm)
- Dutch: overweldigen (2)
- German: í¼berwí¤ltigen (2)
- Spanish: abrumar, agobiar
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