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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Growth or expansion in excess of the need or demand..

Usage examples (15)
  • Verb (used with object), verb (used without object) : to overdevelop a photograph; to overdevelop a waterfront area
  • "We can't overdevelop our resources - that's what's happening here."
  • (Thus comes the dictum of David Vestal about how to handle B&W film, "don't underexpose, don't overdevelop.")
  • If you mix too vigorously, you might overdevelop the gluten in the flour and end up with tough muffins, regardless of the flour type. for more
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