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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·whelm·ing, a. Overpowering; irresistible. -- O*ver*whelm*ing*ly, adv.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·whelm v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overwhelmed p. pr. & vb. n. Overwhelming.]
 1. To cover over completely, as by a great wave; to overflow and bury beneath; to ingulf; hence, figuratively, to immerse and bear down; to overpower; to crush; to bury; to oppress, etc., overpoweringly.
    The sea overwhelmed their enemies.   --Ps. lxxviii. 53.
    Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.   --Ps. lv. 5.
 Foul deeds will rise,
 Though all the earth o'erwhelm them.   --Shak.
 Gaza yet stands; but all her sons are fallen,
 All in a moment overwhelmed and fallen.   --Milton.
 2. To project or impend over threateningly.
    His louering brows o'erwhelming his fair sight.   --Shak.
 3. To cause to surround, to cover.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: so strong as to be irresistible; "an overpowering need for
             solitude"; "the temptation to despair may become
             overwhelming"; "an overwhelming majority" [syn: overpowering]
      2: very intense; "politics is his consuming passion";
         "overwhelming joy" [syn: consuming]