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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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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,
2: make excessive corrections for fear of making an error [syn:
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