overmastering

adjective
over·​mas·​ter·​ing | \ ˌō-vər-ˈma-stə-riŋ How to pronounce overmastering (audio) \

Definition of overmastering

: dominant sense 1a overmastering behavior the overmastering question

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Examples of overmastering in a Sentence

a matter that should be given overmastering priority by the incoming administration

First Known Use of overmastering

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overmastering was in 1613

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