1. (of the thoughts, emotions, or senses) overpowered
⇒ His wife was overwhelmed to see him back safe., ⇒ There were so many acts of kindness that I was overwhelmed.
2. overcome, as with a profusion or concentration of something
⇒ the demoralized, overwhelmed staff of the NHS, ⇒ Even at times when you may feel overwhelmed, always keep your sense of humour, ⇒ Sightseers may be a little overwhelmed by the crowds and noise., ⇒ He was overwhelmed by the intensity of her love., ⇒ The clinic says it has been overwhelmed with requests, ⇒ If I am overwhelmed with responses, do I need to reply to all of them?
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