overmedicate

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

Definition of overmedicate

overmedicated; overmedicating
: 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

overmedicated

adjective
    • But the question remains: Is America grossly overmedicated?
    • —Andrea Bartz

overmedication

play \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

First Known Use of overmedicate

1846

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overmedicate

verb over·med·i·cate \ -ˈmed-i-ˌkāt \

medical Definition of overmedicate

overmedicated; overmedicating
: to administer too much medication to : prescribe too much medication for
: to administer or prescribe too much medication

overmedication

play \-ˌmed-i-ˈkā-shən\ noun

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