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o•ver•e•lab•o•rate



Pronunciation: (
adj.ō'vur-i-lab'ur-it;
v.ō"vur-i-lab'u-rāt"),
[key]
adj., v., -rat•ed, -rat•ing.


adj.
excessively or fussily elaborate, ornate, detailed, etc.

v.t.
to render or present with excessive or fussy detail: He so overelaborates his jokes that they lose their humor.

v.i.
to add excessive details, as in writing or speaking: He overelaborates to an extent that his novels must be cut radically before being published.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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