Definition of overdone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈdən/


1(Of food) overcooked: he sat there chewing his overdone steak
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  • From the limp way they sat on his fork, though, the prawns looked overdone to me.
  • Indeed, the chicken breast and the leg of lamb came out a bit overdone and dry, as perhaps your grandmother's did.
  • The mussels were plump and not overdone and the sauce with them very pleasant.
2Carried to excess; exaggerated: an overdone show of camaraderie
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  • I think the rhetoric of secularisation is very much overdone.
  • The result is entirely natural; nothing is out of place, nothing is overdone.
  • With the whole movie being a flashback, to have a flashback within a flashback seems a little overdone.

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Syllabification: o·ver·done

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