Definition of superabound in English:



[no object]archaic
  • Be very or too abundant.

    ‘the capitalists do not need to combine when labour superabounds’
    • ‘The superabounding grace of God is demonstrated in the follower of Christ.’
    • ‘It originated in the Stone Age when man, trying to find shelter from the superabounding beasts, lived in caves.’
    • ‘Although grace superabounds where sin abounds, that is no reason why we should wilfully pile up the sin.’
    • ‘Earth abounded and superabounded in this kind of merchandise, and men knew not its value.’
    • ‘At the same time, while grace superabounds wherever sin abounds, the believer is not to treat the matter lightly; for sin is a serious matter even when committed in ignorance.’
    be plentiful, be abundant, be numerous, proliferate, thrive, flourish, be thick on the ground
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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘be more abundant’): from late Latin superabundare (see super-, abound).