overindustrialize

verb over·in·dus·tri·al·ize \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈdə-strē-ə-ˌlīz \
variants: also British overindustrialise

Definition of overindustrialize

overindustrialized; overindustrializing
: to industrialize (something) to an excessive degree
  • economic pressure to overindustrialize the country

overindustrialized

also British overindustrialised adjective
    • an overindustrialized society

overindustrialization

play \ˌō-vər-in-ˌdə-strē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ also British overindustrialisation noun
    • overindustrialization of rural regions

First Known Use of overindustrialize

1913

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