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overclear

adjective over·clear \ ˌō-vər-ˈklir \

Definition of overclear

: excessively clear
  • Better to be overclear than to have futile conversations about "How was I to know?"
  • —John Townsend
  • Evidently the young man was not overclear in his own mind as to how it had all happened …
  • —William Gilbert van Tassel Sutphen

First Known Use of overclear

1660

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overclear

verb

Definition of overclear

overcleared; overclearing
: to clear (something) to an excessive degree
  • … careless ranchers and farmers who overgrazed and overcleared their land …
  • —Miles Arceneaux
  • In the last few decades there has also been an increased public awareness that rain forests have been overcleared.
  • —Richard J. Hobbs

First Known Use of overclear

1806

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