over·​ex·​ert | \ ˌō-vər-ig-ˈzərt How to pronounce overexert (audio) \

Definition of overexert

: to exert (oneself) too much Muriel was sent to bed at the slightest symptom and warned against overexerting herself …— Garrison Keillor There are two types of heat stroke: exertional, which typically affects active people who overexert themselves in heat, and passive, which generally involves elderly or sedentary people who are exposed to high temperatures.— Andrew Weil People at highest risk of heat-related illness include the very young, the elderly and those of any age who overexert in the heat.— Don Colburn

Other Words from overexert

overexertion \ ˌō-​vər-​ig-​ˈzər-​shən How to pronounce overexertion (audio) \ noun, plural overexertions
an injury caused by overexertion

First Known Use of overexert

1817, in the meaning defined above

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transitive verb
over·​ex·​ert | \ ˌō-və-rig-ˈzərt How to pronounce overexert (audio) \

Medical Definition of overexert

: to exert (oneself) too much

intransitive verb

: to exert oneself to excess

Other Words from overexert

overexertion \ -​ˈzər-​shən How to pronounce overexertion (audio) \ noun

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