overmedicate

verb
over·​med·​i·​cate | \ ˌō-vər-ˈme-də-ˌkāt How to pronounce overmedicate (audio) \
overmedicated; overmedicating

Definition of overmedicate

transitive verb

: to administer too much medication to Avoid overmedicating patients prior to surgery. : to prescribe too much medication for But some doctors are increasingly wary about overmedicating people with osteopenia.Harvard Health Letter

Other Words from overmedicate

overmedicated adjective
But the question remains: Is America grossly overmedicated? — Andrea Bartz
overmedication \ ˌō-​vər-​ˌme-​də-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce overmedication (audio) \ noun
Many others are victims of a system that traffics in superfluous equipment, unnecessary and potentially harmful surgery, overmedication, and questionable procedures. Consumer Reports

First Known Use of overmedicate

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Overmedicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overmedicate. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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overmedicate

verb
over·​med·​i·​cate | \ -ˈmed-i-ˌkāt How to pronounce overmedicate (audio) \
overmedicated; overmedicating

Medical Definition of overmedicate

transitive verb

: to administer too much medication to : prescribe too much medication for

intransitive verb

: to administer or prescribe too much medication

Other Words from overmedicate

overmedication \ -​ˌmed-​i-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce overmedication (audio) \ noun

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