over·​mas·​ter | \ ˌō-vər-ˈma-stər How to pronounce overmaster (audio) \
overmastered; overmastering; overmasters

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the student was overmastered by the stress of taking the college placement test and broke down crying
Recent Examples on the Web Passion is an intense, driving or overmastering feeling or conviction. Bird Brown, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Bird Brown: Hold onto to passion as long as you can in sports," 8 Dec. 2019 Jesus’ Son is about the force of addiction and the only thing that can overmaster it: the ecstatic experience of God. Longreads, "The Tears of Denis Johnson," 17 June 2017

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First Known Use of overmaster

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Overmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overmaster. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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