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oversimplify

[ oh-ver-sim-pluh-fahy ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞s瑟m pl蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with or without object), o路ver路sim路pli路fied, o路ver路sim路pli路fy路ing.
to simplify to the point of error, distortion, or misrepresentation.
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Origin of oversimplify

First recorded in 1920鈥25; over- + simplify

OTHER WORDS FROM oversimplify

o路ver路sim路pli路fi路ca路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oversimplify

oversimplify
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞s瑟mpl瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to simplify (something) to the point of distortion or error

Derived forms of oversimplify

oversimplification, noun
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