overthin

adjective
over·​thin | \ ˌō-vər-ˈthin How to pronounce overthin (audio) \

Definition of overthin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: excessively thin overthin paint She was … overthin, as if a hypercharged metabolism was burning off calories faster than she could stuff them into her mouth.— Bonnie MacDougal

overthin

verb
overthinned; overthinning

Definition of overthin (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive + intransitive

: to make (something) too thin : to thin (something) too much overthinning a tree with too much pruning It is thinned with water just as the paints are, but care should be taken not to overthin and lose the quality of the gesso.— William F. Powell

First Known Use of overthin

Adjective

circa 1639, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Overthin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overthin. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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