overdevelop
transitive verb Date: 1869 to develop excessively; especially to subject (exposed photographic material) to a developing solution for excessive time or at excessive temperature, agitation, or concentration • overdevelopment noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Overdevelop — O ver*de*vel op, v. t. To develop excessively; specif. (Photog.), to subject (a plate or film) too long to the developing process. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overdevelop — index overextend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overdevelop — ► VERB (overdeveloped, overdeveloping) ▪ develop to excess. DERIVATIVES overdevelopment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • overdevelop — [ō΄vər di vel′əp] vt. 1. to develop too much 2. Photog. to develop (a film, plate, etc.) too long or with too strong a developer overdevelopment n …   English World dictionary

  • overdevelop — overdevelopment, n. /oh veuhr di vel euhp/, v.t., v.i. to develop to excess: to overdevelop a photograph; to overdevelop a waterfront area. [1835 45; OVER + DEVELOP] * * * …   Universalium

  • overdevelop — verb a) To develop to an excessive degree b) To develop a photographic film for too long Ant: underdevelop …   Wiktionary

  • Overdevelop — Перепроявить …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • overdevelop — v. develop too much (Photography); develop more than is necessary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overdevelop — verb (overdevelops, overdeveloping, overdeveloped) develop to excess. Derivatives overdevelopment noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • overdevelop — o•ver•de•vel•op [[t]ˌoʊ vər dɪˈvɛl əp[/t]] v. t. 1) to develop to excess 2) to develop a (photograph) for too long or in too strong a solution o ver•de•vel′op•ment, n …   From formal English to slang

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