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

  • transitive v. To produce in excess of need or demand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To produce more of something than one can use or sell
  • v. To apply excess modifications to musical recordings, such as adding effects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To produce in excess of demand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. produce in excess
  • v. produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted


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  • Bruno told Toni not to "overproduce" her dances and to just show off what she already has.

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  • That's one danger of Vermentino—it's easy to grow and some wineries overproduce, turning out a rather flavorless, characterless white.

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  • People with the rare, inherited condition, called cryoprin-associated periodic syndrome, or CAPS, have a genetic mutation that causes the body to overproduce a protein called interleukin-1 beta, which leads to inflammation and tissue damage.

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  • Governments also pay farmers to fallow land - as in CRP programs -, pays farmers not to produce - as in quota systems, and pays farmers to overproduce - as in production and export subsidies.

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  • Experts say these reactions—which may include swelling of the lips, tongue, hands and feet, as well as hives and other rashes—may happen because the NSAID doesn't fully block the body's inflammation-causing chemicals, and some overproduce instead.

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  • During the New Deal, farm policies encouraged farmers to idle some of their land so they wouldn't overproduce and established a national grain reserve, much like the Strategic Petroleum Reserve we have today.

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  • Central Europe is turning into a land of plenty for the animals, as warmer weather causes beech and oak trees to overproduce seeds and farmers to grow more crops the boars like to feast on such as corn or rape, said Torsten Reinwald of the German Hunting Federation.

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  • Bassett blames this year's miserable allergy season on two main factors: record-breaking winter precipitation combined with unusual flashes of warm weather in early spring "primed the pump" for trees and plants to overproduce large amounts of pollen.

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  • When farmers in their state overproduce and potato prices fall, Crapo, Risch, Simpson and Minnick suddenly drop their copies of The Road to Serfdom and pick up The General Theory.

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  • Saskatchewan's resources minister said last week a state-owned Chinese buyer would want to overproduce and drive down prices, which would hurt the province financially.

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