overdevelop

[ oh-ver-di-vel-uh p ]
/ ˌoʊ vər dɪˈvɛl əp /

verb (used with or without object)

to develop to excess: to overdevelop a photograph; to overdevelop a waterfront area.

Nearby words

  1. overdenture,
  2. overdependence,
  3. overdependent,
  4. overdetermination,
  5. overdetermined,
  6. overdeviate,
  7. overdo,
  8. overdog,
  9. overdominance,
  10. overdone

Origin of overdevelop

First recorded in 1835–45; over- + develop

Related formso·ver·de·vel·op·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for overdevelop

overdevelop

/ (ˌəʊvədɪˈvɛləp) /

verb (tr)

to develop too much or too far
photog to process (a film, plate, or print) in developer for more than the required time, at too great a concentration, etc
Derived Formsoverdevelopment, noun

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