Definition of superabound in English:



[NO OBJECT]archaic
  • Be very or too abundant:

    ‘the capitalists do not need to combine when labour superabounds’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Earth abounded and superabounded in this kind of merchandise, and men knew not its value.’
    • ‘Although grace superabounds where sin abounds, that is no reason why we should wilfully pile up the sin.’
    be plentiful, be abundant, be numerous, proliferate, superabound, 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).