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intr.v. a·bound·ed, a·bound·ing, a·bounds
1. To be great in number or amount: "In areas where scorpions abound, spider populations are generally kept in check" (Natalie Angier).
2. To have something in great numbers or amounts. Often used with in or with: "Neanderthal sites ... abound with artifacts, including scrapers, choppers, hand axes, and knives" (Philip and Carol Zaleski). See Synonyms at teem1.

[Middle English abounden, from Old French abonder, from Latin abundāre, to overflow : ab-, away; see ab-1 + undāre, to flow (from unda, wave; see wed- in Indo-European roots).]
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Adj.1.abounding - existing in abundanceabounding - existing in abundance; "abounding confidence"; "whiskey galore"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"
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How it was that they so aboundingly responded to the old man's ire--by what evil magic their souls were possessed, that at times his hate seemed almost theirs; the White Whale as much their insufferable foe as his; how all this came to be--what the White Whale was to them, or how to their unconscious understandings, also, in some dim, unsuspected way, he might have seemed the gliding great demon of the seas of life,--all this to explain, would be to dive deeper than Ishmael can go.
From a naive perspective, the Yankee's "aboundingly good humour" and "feverish geniality" (121) can be explained as a lonely man's enthusiasm at the prospect of enjoying the rare pleasure of company.