verb (overdevelops, overdeveloping, overdeveloped)[with object]
- 1Develop too much or to excess: cycling may overdevelop the calf muscles (as adjective overdeveloped) Majorca’s overdeveloped coastlineMore example sentences
- The reason those proteins are there is that as the fetus develops, it keeps the brain from overdeveloping, and if the brain overdevelops it would develop tumors.
- In practise, this merely meant that I clung tightly to my jungle guide, and wondered for ages whether I had an overdeveloped right thigh muscle.
- Too many pushups, for instance, can overdevelop the chest muscles and force your swing off-line.
- 1.1 Photography Treat with developer for too long: you can overdevelop the film to make up for underexposureMore example sentences
- The effect is to keep the high values of the negative from being overdeveloped, hence unprintable, by reducing them before development.
- It is not possible to overdevelop, and it is important to completely develop the remaining silver halide.
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- The development cannot be considered an overdevelopment of the site.
- We believe this is a bad scheme and gross overdevelopment.
- They were also worried that it might be overdevelopment in terms of waste-disposal, but they came around in the end.
More definitions of overdevelopDefinition of overdevelop in:
- The US English dictionary