the act of working, exercising, or exerting oneself excessively: The Vermont Health Department is reminding people that overexertion when shoveling snow can lead to heart attacks.
the act of using or exercising something excessively: People took to the streets to protest systemic racism and the overexertion of power by the police.
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How to use overexertion in a sentence
Engle likes to keep her breaks short, which isn’t a problem, she says, if you haven’t been overexerting to begin with.
But he had undergone a major arm operation last season—the sort that, it is feared, could recur with overexertion.What NFL Could Learn From Washington Nationals About Treating Injured | Kent Sepkowitz | October 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hard experience had taught him the dire results of exposure and overexertion.Quin | Alice Hegan Rice
Another feature of this Japanese work was the elimination of any strain or overexertion.The Critic in the Orient | George Hamlin Fitch
She had given two parlor-talks the day before, and was now paying the penalty of overexertion.The Preliminaries | Cornelia A. P. Comer
But the capture came to naught, for on the following day the calf died from overexertion and want of milk.The Extermination of the American Bison | William T. Hornaday
When caused by accident or overexertion the animal should be kept quiet.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse | United States Department of Agriculture