Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To medicate (a patient) excessively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To medicate excessively

Etymologies

over- +‎ medicate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At night, I too 'overmedicate' with perfume- a desire to cocoon my sleep with fragrant heaven.

    Scent Rules I’ve Learned From Europeans

  • "It is a burdensome process and it was designed to be so," Ms. Spellings said, adding that the administration wants to make certain it doesn't "overmedicate" in dealing with the situation.

    'Last Resort' Program

  • The arguments in this book are the same old tired accusations that have been made for decades: modern livestock practices are bad, farmers overmedicate their animals, and this will lead to bacteria that are resistant to drugs.

    Kerry Trueman: Eating Animals: Foer Gets The Facts On Factory Farms

  • At least, that is, if we don't overmedicate or "feminize" him to the point that he can't get the education and experience he needs to be a space explorer. ...

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: July 2008 Archives

  • She could under-medicate or overmedicate and there ` s also the issue of her history of addiction.

    CNN Transcript Feb 7, 2008

  • What are the symptoms or what are the signs that you need to look for in your pet so that you don't overmedicate or you feel that your pet has a problem when it really doesn't?

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2007

  • Because addicts will always self-medicate and overmedicate given the opportunity.

    CNN Transcript Apr 5, 2007

  • God knows we overmedicate and overdiagnose and ‘just throw drugs at’ everything else, so why not that?

    Dysfunction or Dissatisfaction?

  • GUPTA: People say that we overmedicate our society as it is, so there's been a lot of push away from drugs per se.

    CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2005

  • Doctors say headache sufferers often overmedicate, making them sluggish at work or causing rebound headaches.

    CNN Transcript Nov 11, 2003

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