Definition of overproduce in English:

overproduce

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Produce more of (a product or commodity) than is wanted or needed:

    ‘our unplanned manufacturing system continually overproduces consumer products’
    • ‘A common strategy is to overproduce cells and then eliminate those that are no longer needed or that are potentially dangerous to the animal.’
    • ‘Researchers have dramatically increased the life spans of mice by genetically engineering them to overproduce a protein called klotho.’
    • ‘Some people, however, overproduce these helpers, resulting in excessive muscle and joint swelling.’
    • ‘Females could be engineered to overproduce human proteins of pharmaceutical interest in their milk, with production being turned on and off by the administration of hormones.’
    • ‘The mice had been bred to overproduce a protein which had been implicated previously in tumor formation.’
    • ‘What's Going On: Allergies and colds can cause the membrane that lines your middle ear to become inflamed and overproduce mucus.’
    • ‘Indeed, mice that overproduce growth hormone die sooner than normal mice, and fruit flies that underproduce growth hormone live longer than normal flies.’
    • ‘The problem is that their remarkable efficiency allows them to overproduce almost any commodity, so agriculture tends to lurch from surplus to surplus.’
    • ‘These drugs make your body tissues more sensitive to insulin and keep your liver from overproducing glucose.’
    • ‘Second, we test the male quality hypothesis, which suggests that females mated to attractive high-quality males should overproduce males.’
    • ‘The patients who are likely to overproduce these inflammatory factors and to develop septic shock syndrome can be identified in a few hours by DNA scans.’
    • ‘In doing so it created disgustingly large food mountains, overproducing unwanted food simply to keep greedy farmers in business.’
    • ‘Mice that overproduce growth hormone live shorter lives.’
    • ‘Many of the largest corporations have overproduced their commodities.’
    • ‘He and other critics contend that taxpayers are subsidizing mostly large operations that overproduce corn, wheat, soybeans, rice and cotton.’
    • ‘The researchers studied mice genetically engineered to overproduce a protein in the wall of the aorta, the body's primary artery.’
    • ‘For example, among polygynous mammals, and thus among most primates, mothers in the best physical condition were originally expected to overproduce males.’
    • ‘Researchers there figured out how to get plants to overproduce a hormone that ensures that if pollen from genetically modified crops drifts to other species, the resulting seeds won't germinate.’
    • ‘He said: ‘We overproduce food in this country, and we have to sell it somewhere, so any large company with multi-national interests is going to be trying to get its food sold overseas.’’
    • ‘This is the first of a novel class of cancer drugs that targets an enzyme overproduced by many cancer cells.’
  • 2often as adjective overproducedRecord or arrange (a song or piece of music) in such an elaborate way that the spontaneity or artistry of the original material is lost:

    ‘a series of overproduced albums’
    • ‘By foregoing drawn out studio time and overproduced songs, he really has ‘gotten back to basics’ albeit with a stronger launch pad than ever before.’
    • ‘Most of the stories are so pathetically ‘manufactured’ and overproduced.’
    • ‘The rest of the album, overproduced to the point of banality, barely registers as individual songs.’
    • ‘I've seen the glossy, overproduced, half-hour infomercials that pass for girls' cartoons.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, at times, the slickness of the series at times takes on the sterilized feel of a game show rather than a live and vibrant poker tournament - it's a little too overproduced.’
    • ‘The songs are more organic and not overproduced.’
    • ‘The title track, an echoey and bombastic pop ballad, was clearly overproduced, but rode all the way to No. 2 on the success of the film and the soundtrack.’
    • ‘It's slick, overproduced, huge-guitar pop, but for stuff like that, it doesn't get much better.’
    • ‘Far from being overproduced, the EP almost sounds like it was recorded off the floor, retaining a raw and simple feel that suits the guys and the noise they make.’
    • ‘But the overall album is either cheesily overproduced or simply too lo-fi.’
    • ‘The band sounded slick and overproduced, and gone was that raw sound that distinguished the earlier albums.’
    • ‘Both of us feel that so many recordings are so overproduced today and we wanted to do something very simple and honest and beautiful.’
    • ‘Just when it seems like it's going to turn bombastic or become overproduced and yawn-inducing, it surprises.’
    • ‘Sure a lot of it is tepid, bland and overproduced, but hey, so's a lot of British music these days.’
    • ‘It's a television set piece, something entirely formulaic, earnest, goody-goody, proud of itself, overproduced.’
    • ‘But for the most part, this band is overproduced and sounds tailor-made for all-hit radio, in the worst possible way.’
    • ‘And their gutter-laden, trashy sound is fresh and invigorating when every other punk band today overproduces their album into listless cookie-cutter status.’
    • ‘The resulting song feels overproduced and too distinctly current, and temporarily hinders the album's retro charm.’
    • ‘She doesn't write the music or work the boards and yet she doesn't feel too slick or overproduced.’
    • ‘But, this being 2003, they sound dated, overproduced and silly.’

Pronunciation

overproduce

/əʊvəprəˈdjuːs/