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 …