overcure

verb, transitive + intransitive over·cure \ ˌō-vər-ˈkyu̇r , -ˈkyər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overcure

overcured; overcures
: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

overcure

play \ˈō-vər-ˌkyu̇r, -ˌkyər\ noun
    • High temperature areas in the mould can cause overcure … of the rubber …
    • —Bryan G. Crowther

First Known Use of overcure

1857


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