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o•ver•weight



Pronunciation: (
adj.ō'vur-wāt';
n.ō'vur-wāt";
v.ō"vur-wāt'),
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adj.
weighing too much or more than is considered normal, proper, etc.: overweight luggage; an overweight patient; two letters that may be overweight.

n.
1. extra or excess weight above what law or regulation allows, as of baggage or freight: The overweight will cost us $12.
2. weight in excess of that considered normal, proper, healthful, etc.: Overweight in a child should not be neglected.
3. greater effect or importance; preponderance.

v.t.
1. to weight excessively; exceed the weight limit of.
2. to give too much consideration or emphasis to; stress unduly.

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

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