Definition of Overcorrect

1. Verb. To correct too sharply or too much ¹



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Definition of Overcorrect

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overcorrect

overcontribution
overcontributions
overcontrol
overcontrolled
overcontrolling
overcontrols
overconvergent
overcook
overcooked
overcooking
overcooks
overcool
overcooled
overcooling
overcools
overcorrect (current term)
overcorrected
overcorrecting
overcorrection
overcorrections
overcorrects
overcostly
overcount
overcounted
overcounting
overcounts
overcover
overcovered
overcovering
overcovers

Literary usage of Overcorrect

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1. A Treatise on Orthopaedic Surgery by Royal Whitman (1919)
"It is also cut far enough over the side so that the spine may overcorrect laterally still farther. On the opposite side, in front, a section of the jacket ..."

2. Therapeutic Gazette (1901)
"If these means should fail to overcorrect the deformity, tenotomy of the tendo Achillis, the peroneus longus, or the extensor longus digitorum, ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1902)
"This operation is combined with sufficient mechanical force to overcorrect the deformity. The foot is now dressed, a plaster bandage is applied and ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"Generally speaking, it varies from 0.5 to 1 centimeter and must not exceed this amount, or later contraction is likely to overcorrect. ..."

5. Talks to Teachers on Psychology: And to Students on Some of Life's Ideals by William James (1900)
"Similarly (it seems to me) does Tolstoi overcorrect our social prejudices, when he makes his love of the peasant so exclusive, and hardens his heart toward ..."

6. Talks to Teachers on Psychology: And to Students on Some of Life's Ideals by William James (1906)
"Similarly (it seems to me) does Tolstoi overcorrect our social prejudices, when he makes his love of the peasant so exclusive, and hardens his heart toward ..."

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