over·​pro·​duced | \ ˌō-vər-prə-ˈdüst How to pronounce overproduced (audio) , -prō-, -ˈdyüst \

Definition of overproduced

1 : having been excessively altered, refined, or embellished during production a flashy, overproduced film There is a kind of elemental vigor in film noir that loses its vitality when a movie is overproduced.— James Greenberg
2 : having been produced in excess of market demand a surplus of overproduced garments

First Known Use of overproduced

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Overproduced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overproduced. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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