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2 definitions found
 for overcompensate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  overcompensate \overcompensate\ v.
     to make excessive corrections for fear of making an error.
  
     Syn: over-correct, compensate too much.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  overcompensate
      v 1: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by
           exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being
           a bad father" [syn: cover, compensate,
           overcompensate]
      2: make excessive corrections for fear of making an error [syn:
         over-correct, overcompensate]

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