overproduce

verb over·pro·duce \ ˌō-vər-prə-ˈdüs , -prō- , -ˈdyüs \

Definition of overproduce

overproduced; overproducing
transitive + intransitive
: to produce an excessive amount (of something)
  • The drug prevents pimples by shrinking the glands attached to hair follicles that, in acne sufferers, overproduce an oily substance known as sebum, which can clog pores.
  • —Mary Duenwald
  • … if soils are too fertile, the vines can overproduce, leading to vegetal aromas and flavors.
  • —Michael Schachner
  • GM also undermined the resale value of its models by overproducing them and giving them away at fire-sale prices.
  • —Keith Naughton et al.
  • … encourages farmers to overproduce, which further drives prices down …
  • Newsweek

First Known Use of overproduce

1849

in the meaning defined above

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overproduce

transitive verb over·pro·duce \ -prə-ˈd(y)üs, -prō- \

medical Definition of overproduce

overproduced; overproducing
: to produce to excess
  • mice genetically altered to overproduce beta-amyloid
  • —Richard Saltus

overproduction

play \-ˈdək-shən\ noun


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