i. (verb) have a strong emotional effect on
Sentence– Rohan was overwhelmed with shame when his teacher caught him cheating during the exam.
ii. (verb) bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something, especially water
Sentence– Floodwaters overwhelmed hundreds of houses, so many people died.
- Should a comma be used after the word ‘houses’ in the second sentence? Why or why not?
- Does the word ‘overwhelmed’ remind you of a word recently featured on the blog? (Hint: ‘overwhelmed’ was used in the sentence of that word.)
- If you have found that sentence, did the meaning become clearer today?