overtrain

verb
over·​train | \ ˌō-vər-ˈtrān How to pronounce overtrain (audio) \
overtrained; overtraining; overtrains

Definition of overtrain

transitive + intransitive

: to train (a person or animal) to excess or beyond advantage : to harm (a person or animal) by too much training an athlete who overtrains Don't overtrain your dog. Lots of small lessons are better than one big one.— Larrie Todd

First Known Use of overtrain

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Overtrain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overtrain. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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