overdevelop

verb
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 overdevelop (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, 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 14 Jun. 2021.

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