over·​ap·​pli·​ca·​tion ˌō-vər-ˌa-plə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce overapplication (audio)
plural overapplications
: excessive application of something
overapplication of pesticides

Examples of overapplication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kewaunee is one of a number of Wisconsin counties facing water quality issues due to the overapplication of manure and other fertilizers utilized by agriculture. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 15 May 2023 Investigators looking into the overapplication were able to find a host of documents showing the conflicting numbers, according to the complaint, include Stodola's hauling notes, his daily hauling log, invoices and a document containing the false manure metrics Stodola sent to Wakker. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 5 Dec. 2022 The document links Kinnard's operations to the test results, especially the overapplication of manure on fields in the area. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Apr. 2022 Despite a somewhat tarnished reputation from wild overapplication in recent years, the NPS score remains the gold standard in measuring growth potential. Chris Martin, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 Ammonia is also produced from overapplication of fertilizer on crops such as corn. Sarah Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, 11 May 2021 Past health problems caused by the insect repellent were mostly due to overapplication and ingestion. The Editors, Outside Online, 22 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overapplication was in 1718

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“Overapplication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overapplication. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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