[verb oh-ver-stuhd-ee; noun oh-ver-stuhd-ee]
- to study too much or too hard (sometimes used reflexively): to overstudy a letter for hidden meanings; to overstudy to the point of exhaustion; to overstudy oneself and forget half of what has been read.
- excessive study.
Origin of overstudy
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Examples from the Web for overstudy
When the brain grows weary from overstudy, I seem to be in it.The Mind and Its Education
George Herbert Betts
The faults are the faults of overstudy, the faults of correctness and maturity.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
He no longer abused himself with short sleep, overwork, and overstudy.Martin Eden
The sad life of Henry is the truest indictment of overstudy that I know.Shandygaff
Often enough the effects which are attributed to overstudy are properly due to this debasing habit.Plain Facts for Old and Young
John Harvey Kellogg