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

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
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

Examples of overexercise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Be careful not to overexercise. Women's Health, 21 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overexercise was in 1931

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“Overexercise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overexercise. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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