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overcapitalize

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verb over·cap·i·tal·ize \-ˈka-pə-tə-ˌlīz, -ˈkap-tə-\

Definition of overcapitalize

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put a nominal value on the capital of (a corporation) higher than actual cost or fair market value

  3. 2 :  to capitalize beyond what the business or the profit-making prospects warrant

over·cap·i·tal·i·za·tion play \-ˌka-pə-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌkap-tə-\ noun


1890

First Known Use of overcapitalize

1890


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