overdocument

verb

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

transitive + intransitive

: 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
overdocumentation noun
In the age of conspicuous overdocumentation, old film photographs are finding a new cachet of their own. Ivor Tossell

Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overdocument was in 1910

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“Overdocument.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdocument. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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