overcompress

verb, transitive + intransitive over·com·press \ ˌō-vər-kəm-ˈpres \

Definition of overcompress

overcompressed; overcompressing
: to compress (something) to an excessive degree
  • overcompressed the padding
  • an overcompressed gasket
; especially : to reduce (something, such as data, a data file, or a communications signal) too much through compression
  • overcompressed the video
  • the album's overcompressed vocals

First Known Use of overcompress

1715

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