over·​am·​pli·​fied | \ ˌō-vər-ˈam-plə-ˌfīd How to pronounce overamplified (audio) \

Definition of overamplified

: excessively amplified: such as
a : excessively large, great, or strong … this era of constantly overamplified Internet outrage …— Porochista Khakpour
b of an audio signal : electronically amplified to the point of being too loud overamplified rock concerts an overamplified bass line Overamplified church services echo around the town …— Wayne Curtis
c of an electronic signal : boosted in strength beyond what is necessary for detection or transmission … distortion of the picture caused when a video-signal re-enters the switcher and becomes overamplified— Dorothy Hadju
d of genetic material : exhibiting or marked by a higher than usual degree of genetic amplification an overamplified DNA sequence

Other Words from overamplified

overamplification \ ˌō-​vər-​ˌam-​plə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce overamplification (audio) \ noun, plural overamplifications
gene overamplification … the overamplification of the performers' instruments … — Russell Baker

First Known Use of overamplified

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Overamplified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overamplified. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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