- 1Produce more of (a product or commodity) than is wanted or needed: our unplanned manufacturing system continually overproduces consumer productsMore example sentences
- 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 albumsMore example sentences
- 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.
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- 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.
More definitions of overproduceDefinition of overproduce in:
- The US English dictionary