overregulate

verb
over·reg·u·late | \ ˌō-vər-ˈre-gyə-ˌlāt also -ˈrā- \
overregulated; overregulating

Definition of overregulate 

: to regulate (something) to an excessive degree Hospitals bitterly oppose the passage of such laws, saying they oversimplify complex issues and overregulate an already struggling industry. —Tessa DeCarlo This tendency to overregulate, which results from political pressures … —Clark C. Havighurst

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overregulation \ˌō-vər-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən, -ˌre-gə- also-ˌrā- \ noun
… risked hurting the economy through overregulation. —Richard Brookhiser

First Known Use of overregulate

1881, in the meaning defined above

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