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overprotection

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noun over·pro·tec·tion \-prə-ˈtek-shən\

Medical Definition of overprotection

  1. :  undue or excessive protection or shielding; specifically :  excessive restriction of a child's behavior allegedly in the interest of his or her health and welfare by an anxious, insecure, or domineering parent


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