over·​doc·​u·​ment | \ ˌō-vər-ˈdä-kyə-mənt How to pronounce overdocument (audio) , -kyü- \
overdocumented; overdocumenting

Definition of overdocument

: to document (something) excessively overdocumented her claim overdocumenting their thesis/sources Hers is a peculiarly overdocumented life because of her involvement in a notorious murder case …— Liz Stanley I would suggest documenting how the athlete is doing throughout the process … . I don't think you can ever overdocument, and it's a good habit to get into.— Barry Jordan

Other Words from overdocument

overdocumentation \ ˌō-​vər-​ˌdä-​kyə-​mən-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce overdocumentation (audio) , -​ˌmen-​ , -​kyü-​ \ noun
In the age of conspicuous overdocumentation, old film photographs are finding a new cachet of their own. — Ivor Tossell

First Known Use of overdocument

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Overdocument.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdocument. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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