Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To prescribe an excessive amount of a medication.
  • intransitive verb To prescribe (a medication) in excess of the amount needed.

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  • verb To prescribe a drug more frequently than appropriate

Etymologies

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over- +‎ prescribe

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