over·​med·​i·​cate | \ ˌō-vər-ˈme-də-ˌkāt \
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

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

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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over·​med·​i·​cate | \ -ˈmed-i-ˌkāt \
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 \ noun

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