overcapitalize


over·cap·i·tal·ize

transitive verb \-ˈka-pə-tə-ˌlīz, -ˈkap-tə-\

Definition of OVERCAPITALIZE

1
:  to put a nominal value on the capital of (a corporation) higher than actual cost or fair market value
2
:  to capitalize beyond what the business or the profit-making prospects warrant
over·cap·i·tal·i·za·tion \-ˌka-pə-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌkap-tə-\ noun

First Known Use of OVERCAPITALIZE

1890

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