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overelaborate

[adj. oh-ver-i-lab-er-it; v. oh-ver-i-lab-uh-reyt] /adj. ˈoʊ vər ɪˈlæb ər ɪt; v. ˌoʊ vər ɪˈlæb əˌreɪt/
adjective
1.
excessively or fussily elaborate, ornate, detailed, etc.
verb (used with object), overelaborated, overelaborating.
2.
to render or present with excessive or fussy detail:
He so overelaborates his jokes that they lose their humor.
verb (used without object), overelaborated, overelaborating.
3.
to add excessive details, as in writing or speaking:
He overelaborates to an extent that his novels must be cut radically before being published.
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overelaborately, adverb
overelaboration, overelaborateness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for over elaboration

overelaborate

adjective (ˌəʊvərɪˈlæbərɪt)
1.
excessively ornate, detailed, or complex
verb (ˌəʊvərɪˈlæbəˌreɪt)
2.
(transitive) to detail or develop (an idea, plan, etc) excessively
Derived Forms
overelaboration, noun
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