over·​served ˌō-vər-ˈsərvd How to pronounce overserved (audio)
: provided with more of a service than is needed
In most places, an accident victim is much farther than 20 minutes away from such a [trauma] center. Some communities are overserved—Washington has six, when three might be enough.Matt Clark and Mary Hager
Denver today may be the most overserved airline market in the U.S.Business Week
see also overserve

Examples of overserved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the past, that has typically meant hosting events, mediating roommate disputes, and perhaps guiding an overserved first-year safely to bed. Diti Kohli, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2023 An overserved Ego Nwodim gets her Buckwheat on. Andy Hoglund, EW.com, 21 Nov. 2021 Like a peacock rendered nearly flightless by gaudy tail feathers, the overserved athlete is the product of a process that has become maladaptive, and is now harming the very blue-chip demographic it was supposed to help. Ruth S. Barrett, The Atlantic, 17 Oct. 2020 Instead of a sprawling party attended by the overdressed and the overserved, Derby 146 is likely to be defined by tight security and whatever goes on beyond the gates. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 2 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overserved was in 1974

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“Overserved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overserved. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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