overconstruct

verb, transitive + intransitive over·con·struct \ ˌō-vər-kən-ˈstrəkt \

Definition of overconstruct

overconstructed; overconstructing
: to construct (something) more sturdily, elaborately, or extensively than is usual or required
  • We've fought with this house … . It was overconstructed and made for hurricanes. It was made not to come off the ground.
  • —Jeremy Patterson
  • … the starched collar and shoulders of an overconstructed dressing gown …
  • —David Edison
  • … is … firmly in control of the narrative rhythm, yet the film never feels artificial or overconstructed.
  • —Terrence Rafferty
  • In 1857, 1873, and 1893, it was the railroads who overconstructed and were bloated with fixed debts.
  • —William G. Roy

overconstruction

play \ˌō-vər-kən-ˈstrək-shən\ noun
    • Rates would have risen … and that dynamic would have put loans out of range for some builders and prevented overconstruction
    • —Jennifer Robison

First Known Use of overconstruct

1900

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