over·​de·​vel·​op | \ ˌō-vər-di-ˈve-ləp How to pronounce overdevelop (audio) \
overdeveloped; overdeveloping; overdevelops

Definition of overdevelop

transitive verb

: to develop excessively especially : to subject (exposed photographic material) to a developing solution for excessive time or at excessive temperature, agitation, or concentration

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Other Words from overdevelop

overdevelopment \ ˌō-​vər-​di-​ˈve-​ləp-​mənt How to pronounce overdevelopment (audio) \ noun

Examples of overdevelop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Brecksville Planning Commission in February said the proposal, due at least partly to the presence of wetlands, would overdevelop the property, according to meeting minutes. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Medina developer’s plan for 15 houses off Miller Road in Brecksville faces pushback," 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of overdevelop

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Overdevelop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdevelop. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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