overprocess

verb
over·pro·cess | \ ˌō-vər-ˈprä-ˌses , -ˈprō- , -səs \
overprocessed; overprocessing

Definition of overprocess 

transitive verb

: to process (something) too much This reaction to overprocessed [=overproduced] music began with the lo-fi movement of employing analog recording and rawer production. —Michelle Mills especially : to subject (something) to treatment or handling too often or for too long As with a relaxer, avoid overprocessing the hair. Apply the dye to your roots only. —Tasha Turner The major drawback to using a food processor is that you get a very uneven cut of meat and it is very easy to overprocess meat. —Susan Mahnke Perry Overprocessed, overpackaged foods just can't be considered that green, even when they're vegan. —Siel Ju

First Known Use of overprocess

1911, in the meaning defined above

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