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Definition of overdevelop verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    overdevelop

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvədɪˈveləp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌəʊvərdɪˈveləp//
     
    overdevelop somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overdevelop
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvədɪˈveləp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌəʊvərdɪˈveləp//
     
    he / she / it overdevelops
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvədɪˈveləps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌəʊvərdɪˈveləps//
     
    past simple overdeveloped
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvədɪˈveləpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərdɪˈveləpt//
     
    past participle overdeveloped
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvədɪˈveləpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərdɪˈveləpt//
     
    -ing form overdeveloping
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvədɪˈveləpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌəʊvərdɪˈveləpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1to make something grow too large Too many push-ups can overdevelop the chest muscles.
  2. 2to build too many new houses, factories, etc. on an area of land We do not want to overdevelop North Yorkshire and ruin what is such a beautiful county.