Definition of overstudy in US English:

overstudy

noun

  • Excessive study.

    • ‘That's why he should simply understand what it means instead of confusing himself with overstudy.’
    • ‘Two cases of impaired intellect by overstudy were brought to public notice in this city yesterday.’

verb

[no object]
  • Spend too much time studying.

    ‘my professors tell me I overstudy’
    • ‘I worked for several employers who considered a 6 as ‘perfect,’ 10 as ‘overstudying.’’
    • ‘If your child is a high achiever but overstudies so as not to receive less than an A+, help him or her gradually study a little less to show that it has only a little effect on grades.’

Pronunciation

overstudy

/ˈōvərˌstədē/