overprescription

noun

over·​pre·​scrip·​tion ˌō-vər-pri-ˈskrip-shən How to pronounce overprescription (audio)
: the practice of overprescribing something (such as a medication)
the overprescription of opiate painkillers

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overprescription was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Overprescription.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overprescription. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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