overtreatment

noun
over·​treat·​ment | \ ˌō-vər-ˈtrēt-mənt How to pronounce overtreatment (audio) \

Definition of overtreatment

: treatment that is excessive or too frequent especially : too much medical treatment patients subjected to overtreatment due to new screening guidelines

First Known Use of overtreatment

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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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 21 Oct. 2020.

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