Overfullness
Overfullness O"ver*full"ness, n. The state of being excessively or abnormally full, so as to cause overflow, distention, or congestion; excess of fullness; surfeit. [1913 Webster]

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  • Congest — Con*gest , v. t. [L. congestus, p. p. of congere to bring together; con + gerere. See {Gerund}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To collect or gather into a mass or aggregate; to bring together; to accumulate. [1913 Webster] To what will thy congested guilt… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congestion — Con*ges tion (?; 106), n. [L. congestio: cf. F. congestion.] 1. The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The congestion of dead bodies one upon another. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Overfullness of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Engorgement — En*gorge ment, n. [Cf. F. engorgement.] 1. The act of swallowing greedily; a devouring with voracity; a glutting. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) An overfullness or obstruction of the vessels in some part of the system; congestion. Hoblyn. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulsome — Ful some, a. [Full, a. + some.] 1. Full; abundant; plenteous; not shriveled. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His lean, pale, hoar, and withered corpse grew fulsome, fair, and fresh. Golding. [1913 Webster] 2. Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulsomely — Fulsome Ful some, a. [Full, a. + some.] 1. Full; abundant; plenteous; not shriveled. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His lean, pale, hoar, and withered corpse grew fulsome, fair, and fresh. Golding. [1913 Webster] 2. Offending or disgusting by overfullness …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulsomeness — Fulsome Ful some, a. [Full, a. + some.] 1. Full; abundant; plenteous; not shriveled. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His lean, pale, hoar, and withered corpse grew fulsome, fair, and fresh. Golding. [1913 Webster] 2. Offending or disgusting by overfullness …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plethora — Pleth o*ra, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to be or become full. Cf. {Pleonasm}.] 1. Overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of the system when the blood exceeds a healthy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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