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Verb: overwhelm  ,ow-vu(r)'welm
  1. Become filled with uncontrollable emotion or too much sensory input
    "overwhelmed with grief";
    - overpower, sweep over, whelm [archaic], overcome, overtake
     
  2. Charge someone with too many tasks
    - deluge, flood out
     
  3. Cover completely or make imperceptible
    - submerge, drown
     
  4. Overcome by superior force
    - overpower, overmaster

Derived forms: overwhelmed, overwhelms, overwhelming

Type of: arouse, beat, beat out, burden, charge, cover, crush, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise, saddle, shell, spread over, trounce, vanquish