overcompress

verb
over·​com·​press | \ ˌō-vər-kəm-ˈpres How to pronounce overcompress (audio) \
overcompressed; overcompressing

Definition of overcompress

transitive + intransitive

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcompress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcompress. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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