Definitions

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  • v. To cover over.
  • v. To heal over.
  • v. To heal excessively or beyond the point of normal healing, usually resulting in the formation of scar tissue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cover over.

Etymologies

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From Middle English overhelen, equivalent to over- +‎ heal (“to cover”).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From over- +‎ heal.

Examples

  • That means by the time your Prayer of Healing is cast, you're only healing one or two raid members (and likely just topping them off) and the rest is overheal.

    WoW.com

  • On heavy raid damage fights this trinket will shine, but in an alternative situation the proc effect will probably just overheal a lot.

    WoW.com

  • This is because it's one of the most efficient heals you have. (second only to chain heal hitting 2+ targets w / o overheal) Also, if you crit with it, and none of it is overheal, then someone is also going to get a big ancestral awakening heal.

    DSLreports - front page

  • With talents, they get a bit more flare: when they crit they slap a 25\% armor buff on the target, heal the raid or party member with the lowest health within 40 yds, for 30\% of the amount healed (excluding overheal,) and eat a water shield orb (giving you ~420 mana).

    DSLreports - front page

  • +overheal, with more direct healers sniping in the interim.

    WoW.com

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