overprocess

verb
over·​pro·​cess | \ ˌō-vər-ˈprä-ˌses How to pronounce overprocess (audio) , -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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“Overprocess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overprocess. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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