over·​cure | \ ˌō-vər-ˈkyu̇r How to pronounce overcure (audio) , -ˈkyər \
overcured; overcures

Definition of overcure

transitive + intransitive

: to cure (something) with chemicals, heat, etc., beyond an optimal point Don't overcure the meat. The manufacturer's instructions must be followed to avoid overcuring the sealant material.Mosby's Review Questions for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination Follow the recipe exactly; if the measurements or timing are off, the fish might overcure, rendering it too salty and tough …— Noelle Carter Excessive heat, due to belt slippage, tends to cause the belts to overcure. This causes the rubber to harden and crack.— Jack Erjavec and Rob Thompson

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overcure \ ˈō-​vər-​ˌkyu̇r How to pronounce overcure (audio) , -​ˌkyər \ noun
High temperature areas in the mould can cause overcure … of the rubber … — Bryan G. Crowther

First Known Use of overcure

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcure. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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