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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Overflowing  \O`ver*flow"ing\,  n. 
  An  overflow;  that  which  overflows;  exuberance;  copiousness. 
  He  was  ready  to  bestow  the  overflowings  of  his  full 
  mind  on  anybody  who  would  start  a  subject.  --Macaulay. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Overflow  \O`ver*flow"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Overflowed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Overflowing}.]  [AS.  oferfl?wan.  See  {Over},  and 
  1.  To  flow  over  to  cover  woth,  or  as  with  water  or  other 
  fluid;  to  spread  over  to  inundate;  to  overwhelm. 
  The  northern  nations  overflowed  all  Christendom. 
  2.  To  flow  over  the  brim  of  to  fill  more  than  full. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  overfull  with  water;  "swollen  rivers  and  creeks"  [syn:  {flooding}, 
  {in  flood(p)},  {swollen}] 
  2:  covered  with  water;  "the  main  deck  was  afloat  (or  awash)"; 
  "the  monsoon  left  the  whole  place  awash";  "a  flooded 
  bathroom";  "inundated  farmlands";  "an  overflowing  tub" 
  [syn:  {afloat(p)},  {awash(p)},  {flooded},  {inundated}] 
  n  :  the  occurrence  of  surplus  liquid  (as  water)  exceeding  the 
  limit  or  capacity  [syn:  {overflow},  {runoff},  {overspill}] 

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