overabundance

noun
over·​abun·​dance | \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈbən-dən(t)s How to pronounce overabundance (audio) \
plural overabundances

Definition of overabundance

: a large surplus : excess an overabundance of options Between the women's movement and the first large wave of baby boomers, the career track was suddenly clogged with an overabundance of qualified people.— Phillip Moffitt

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overabundant \ ˌō-​vər-​ə-​ˈbən-​dənt How to pronounce overabundant (audio) \ adjective
Overabundant use of livestock and chicken feed laced with antibiotics is a primary force behind the evolution of drug-resistant strains that then find their way into people. — Wayne Biddle Overabundant elk ate trees down to their nubs, leaving beavers with no lumber for their dams, which, in turn, changed the flow of rivers. — Sara Reardon
overabundantly adverb
The meals … were mainly taken at the hotel and were included in the trip package. We were fed overabundantly three times a day. — R. V. Denenberg … Victor Hugo's 1831 novel, an overabundantly plotted melodrama set in 15th-century Paris. — Tom Gliatto

First Known Use of overabundance

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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overabundance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of overabundance

chiefly US : an amount that is too much

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