[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</p>
George Herbert Betts
The faults are the faults of overstudy, the faults of correctness and maturity.Epic and Romance</p>
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</p>
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