overstudy

[ verb oh-ver-stuhd-ee; noun oh-ver-stuhd-ee ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈstʌd i; noun ˈoʊ vərˌstʌd i /

verb (used with or without object), o·ver·stud·ied, o·ver·stud·y·ing.

to study too much or too hard (sometimes used reflexively): to overstudy a letter for hidden meanings; to overstudy to the point of exhaustion; to overstudy oneself and forget half of what has been read.

noun

excessive study.

Origin of overstudy

First recorded in 1635–45; over- + study
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