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overproduce Line breaks: over|pro¦duce
Pronunciation: /əʊvəprəˈdjuːs/

Definition of overproduce in English:


[with object]
1Produce more of (a product or commodity) than is wanted or needed: our unplanned manufacturing system continually overproduces consumer products
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  • Many of the largest corporations have overproduced their commodities.
  • Researchers there figured out how to get plants to overproduce a hormone that ensures that if pollen from genetically modified crops drifts to other species, the resulting seeds won't germinate.
  • This is the first of a novel class of cancer drugs that targets an enzyme overproduced by many cancer cells.
2 (often as adjective overproduced) Record or produce (a song or film) in such an elaborate way that the spontaneity or artistry of the original material is lost: a series of overproduced albums
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  • The resulting song feels overproduced and too distinctly current, and temporarily hinders the album's retro charm.
  • But the overall album is either cheesily overproduced or simply too lo-fi.
  • The rest of the album, overproduced to the point of banality, barely registers as individual songs.



Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvəprəˈdʌkʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • China's leading carmakers may suffer net losses in the second half of this year as a price-cutting sales war intensifies amid overproduction.
  • The new farm subsidies introduced this year aimed to decrease overproduction by separating the subsidies from production.
  • Growers worry that overproduction could drive world prices down.

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