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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective overcapitalized
1Provide (a company) with more capital than is advisable or necessary.‘a bleak time for the overcapitalized firm’
- ‘I believe that my success has been with my multidisciplinary approach to business and not overcapitalizing in a swiftly changing market.’
- ‘Unfortunately, it is only in the rear-view mirror you can see they were overcapitalised.’
- ‘The only wise thing to have done was to allow the liquidation of hundreds of overcapitalized businesses to occur.’
- 1.1 Estimate the capital value of (a company) at too high an amount.
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