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overbalance

[ verb oh-ver-bal-uhns; noun oh-ver-bal-uhns ]
/ verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞b忙l 蓹ns; noun 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢b忙l 蓹ns /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路bal路anced, o路ver路bal路anc路ing.
to outweigh: The opportunity overbalances the disadvantages of leaving town.
to cause to lose balance or to fall or turn over: He accidentally overbalanced a vase.
noun
an excessive weight or amount.
something that more than balances or more than equals: An overbalance of imports depleted the country's treasury.
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Origin of overbalance

First recorded in 1600鈥10; over- + balance
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British Dictionary definitions for overbalance

overbalance

verb (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞b忙l蓹ns)
to lose or cause to lose balance
(tr) another word for outweigh
noun (藞蓹蕣v蓹藢b忙l蓹ns)
excess of weight, value, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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