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overservice

noun over·ser·vice \ ˌō-vər-ˈsər-vəs \

Definition of overservice

: an excessive or unnecessary degree of service
  • … I discourage individuals talking about overservice to any group because there are far more eligible in any group than we have the capacity to serve.
  • —Susan Cleere Flores

First Known Use of overservice

1816

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overservice

verb

Definition of overservice

overserviced; overservicing
transitive + intransitive
: to service (someone or something) unnecessarily or to an excessive degree
  • Lawyers who charge exorbitant fees and overservice clients will be the target of an inquiry …
  • —Alex Mitchell
  • All provinces dream of putting an end to fee-for-service medicine because it provides strong incentives to doctors to overservice their patients.
  • —Jane Coutts
  • Because a faceless third party is paying the bill, there is a perverse incentive for patients to overutilise medical services and for providers to overservice.
  • —Claire Bisseker
  • … sought to close five hospitals located in areas he thought were overserviced
  • —Gale Scott

First Known Use of overservice

1917

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