Synonyms and Antonyms of overwhelm
1 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress just the thought of how much work there is to do overwhelms me Synonyms of overwhelm crush, devastate, floor, grind (down), oppress, overcome, overmaster, overpower, prostrate, snow under, swamp, whelm Words Related to overwhelm deluge, drown, sink; confute, defeat, refute; break, demoralize, distress, disturb, rock, shatter, stagger, throw, unman, unnerve, upset
2 to cover with a flood that spring the massive runoff from melting snows overwhelmed the valley Synonyms of overwhelm deluge, drown, engulf, gulf, inundate, overflow, flood, submerge, submerse, swampWords Related to overwhelm avalanche, smother; overcome, overrun; flow, flush, gush, pour, sluice, spout, spurt, stream; douse (also dowse), drench, soak, wetNear Antonyms of overwhelm dehydrate, dry, parchAntonyms of overwhelm drain
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