overclear

adjective
over·​clear | \ ˌō-vər-ˈklir How to pronounce overclear (audio) \

Definition of overclear

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

overclear

verb
overcleared; overclearing

Definition of overclear (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: 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

Adjective

1660, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Overclear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overclear. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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