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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-elaborations

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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