over·​treat·​ment ˌō-vər-ˈtrēt-mənt How to pronounce overtreatment (audio)
: treatment that is excessive or too frequent
especially : too much medical treatment
patients subjected to overtreatment due to new screening guidelines

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overtreatment was circa 1904

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“Overtreatment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overtreatment. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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