Pronunciation: (ō"vur-pou'ur), [key]
1. to overcome, master, or subdue by superior force: to overpower a maniac.
2. to overcome or overwhelm in feeling; affect or impress excessively: overpowered with confusion and desire.
3. to gain mastery over the bodily powers or mental faculties of: a strong drink that quickly overpowered him.
4. to furnish or equip with excessive power: a giant motor that overpowered the pump.
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