over·​pack·​age | \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈpa-kij How to pronounce overpackage (audio) \
overpackaged; overpackaging

Definition of overpackage

transitive verb

: to use an excessive amount of packaging for (something, such as a product) Take-out food restaurants and delis typically overpackage your purchase. Do you really need a full paper bag and two dozen napkins for a lone bagel?— Benjamin Jervey When you see a toy that you think is overpackaged, write the company a letter.Zillions

First Known Use of overpackage

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Overpackage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overpackage. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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