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overflow

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of overflow

  1. 1 a great flow of water or of something that overwhelms a great overflow of water from the heavy rains swept mud and silt down onto the highway Synonyms alluvion, bath, cataclysm, cataract, deluge, flood tide, inundation, Niagara, flood, spate, torrentRelated Words current, river, stream, tide; cloudburst, discharge, flush, gush, outflow, outpouring; flux, inflow, influx; engulfment, washout; avalanche, blizzard; cascade, waterfall; excess, glut, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplusNear Antonyms dribble, drip, trickleAntonyms drought (also drouth)

  2. 2 the state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed an overflow of help actually made the job more complicated Synonyms bellyful, fat, overabundance, overage, excess, overkill, overmuch, overplus, oversupply, plethora, plus, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus, surplusageRelated Words abundance, bounty, plentitude, plenty, profusion, sufficiency; overproduction, overstockNear Antonyms dearth, lack, scarcity, wantAntonyms deficiency, deficit, insufficiency, undersupply


overflow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of overflow

  1. 1 to flow over the brim or top of while the wine steward stood there gawking at the nearby celebrity, my expensive champagne was overflowing its glass and pouring onto our table Synonyms overfill Related Words boil over, run over, spill, well (up); flow, flush, gush, pour, sluice, spout, spurt, stream; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, swamp; wash (over); brim, cascade, slop, slosh Near Antonyms recede

  2. 2 to cover with a flood the swollen river overflowed the surrounding land and washed several houses away Synonyms deluge, drown, engulf, gulf, inundate, flood, overwhelm, submerge, submerse, swampRelated Words avalanche, smother; overcome, overrun; flow, flush, gush, pour, sluice, spout, spurt, stream; douse (also dowse), drench, soak, wetNear Antonyms dehydrate, dry, parchAntonyms drain

  3. 3 to be copiously supplied a magazine that usually overflows with home-repair tips for the do-it-yourselfer Synonyms brim, bristle, bulge, burst, bustle, buzz, crawl, hum, abound, pullulate, swarm, teemNear Antonyms lack, need, want


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