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overelaborate

[ adjective oh-ver-i-lab-er-it; verb oh-ver-i-lab-uh-reyt ]
/ adjective 藞o蕣 v蓹r 瑟藞l忙b 蓹r 瑟t; verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r 瑟藞l忙b 蓹藢re瑟t /
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adjective
excessively or fussily elaborate, ornate, detailed, etc.
verb (used with object), o路ver路e路lab路o路rat路ed, o路ver路e路lab路o路rat路ing.
to render or present with excessive or fussy detail: He so overelaborates his jokes that they lose their humor.
verb (used without object), o路ver路e路lab路o路rat路ed, o路ver路e路lab路o路rat路ing.
to add excessive details, as in writing or speaking: He overelaborates to an extent that his novels must be cut radically before being published.
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Origin of overelaborate

OTHER WORDS FROM overelaborate

o路ver路e路lab路o路rate路ly, adverbo路ver路e路lab路o路ra路tion, o路ver路e路lab路o路rate路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overelaborate

overelaborate

adjective (藢蓹蕣v蓹r瑟藞l忙b蓹r瑟t)
excessively ornate, detailed, or complex
verb (藢蓹蕣v蓹r瑟藞l忙b蓹藢re瑟t)
(tr) to detail or develop (an idea, plan, etc) excessively

Derived forms of overelaborate

overelaboration, noun
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