overexpansion

noun
over·​ex·​pan·​sion | \ ˌō-vər-ik-ˈspan(t)-shən How to pronounce overexpansion (audio) \
plural overexpansions

Definition of overexpansion

: excessive expansion : the act or an instance of expanding too much or too quickly … by 1946 the firm had collapsed and was closed, a victim of overexpansion— Arline Fisch … ran into fiscal trouble … because of an overexpansion in the 1990s, coupled with overspending when it was a public company.— Carrie Mason-Draffen … railed against what they saw as government overexpansion— J. P. Gairhan

First Known Use of overexpansion

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Overexpansion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overexpansion. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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