overprocess

verb over·pro·cess \ ˌō-vər-ˈprä-ˌses , -ˈprō- , -səs \

Definition of overprocess

overprocessed; overprocessing
: 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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