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overwhelmed

adjective

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overwhelmed

verb
past tense of overwhelm

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1 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress
  • just the thought of how much work there is to do overwhelms me

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2 to cover with a flood
  • that spring the massive runoff from melting snows overwhelmed the valley

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The first known use of overwhelmed was in the 15th century

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“Overwhelmed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/overwhelmed. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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