overgild

[ oh-ver-gild ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈgɪld /

verb (used with object), o·ver·gild·ed or o·ver·gilt, o·ver·gild·ing.

to cover with gilding.
to tint with a golden color: morning sunlight that overgilds the rooftops.

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Origin of overgild

before 1050; Middle English overgilden,Old English ofergyldan.See over-, gild1
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