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overexert Syllabification: o·ver·ex·ert
Pronunciation: /ˌōvəriɡˈzərt/

Definition of overexert in English:


(overexert oneself) Engage in too much or too strenuous exertion.
Example sentences
  • Both are mass-produced, which evidently overexerts the natural resources.
  • She's afraid that I've been overexerting myself.
  • If you do go directly to high altitude by car or plane, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours


Pronunciation: /ˌōvəriɡˈzərSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • ‘Heat exhaustion’ results from overexertion in hot weather.
  • On the continent, Bonaparte's vaulting ambition imposed such a degree of overexertion that every success he gained served only to make his eventual collapse more certain.
  • The ill-prepared often overcompensate for these variations with too much clothing or through overexertion.
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