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overcapitalize

[ oh-ver-kap-i-tl-ahyz ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞k忙p 瑟 tl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路cap路i路tal路ized, o路ver路cap路i路tal路iz路ing.
to fix the total amount of securities of a corporation in excess of the limits set by law or by sound financial policy.
to overestimate the capital value (of a business property or enterprise).
to provide an excessive amount of capital for (a business enterprise).
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Also especially British, o路ver路cap路i路tal路ise .

Origin of overcapitalize

First recorded in 1885鈥90; over- + capitalize

OTHER WORDS FROM overcapitalize

o路ver路cap路i路tal路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overcapitalize

overcapitalize

overcapitalise

/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞k忙p瑟t蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to provide or issue capital for (an enterprise) in excess of profitable investment opportunities
to estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level
to overestimate the market value of (property)

Derived forms of overcapitalize

overcapitalization or overcapitalisation, noun
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