over·​ex·​er·​cise | \ ˌō-vər-ˈek-sər-ˌsīz How to pronounce overexercise (audio) \
overexercised; overexercising

Definition of overexercise

transitive + intransitive

: to exercise too frequently, too intensely, or for too long I'd heavily restrict my food for a few days, only to binge on unhealthy foods later. Then I'd overexercise to burn those extra calories off …— Jennipher Walters Also, don't overfeed or overexercise your pet prior to the flight.— Shannon Valladolid

Other Words from overexercise

overexercise noun
an injury caused by overexercise Sometimes, the problem can be traced to overstimulation of nerves regulating heart rate, or to such benign origins as overexercise or high anxiety. — Paul G. Donohue

First Known Use of overexercise

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Overexercise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overexercise. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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