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overstudy

[v. oh-ver-stuhd-ee; n. oh-ver-stuhd-ee] /v. ˌoʊ vərˈstʌd i; n. ˈoʊ vərˌstʌd i/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), overstudied, overstudying.
1.
to study too much or too hard (sometimes used reflexively):
to overstudy a letter for hidden meanings; to overstudy to the point of exhaustion; to overstudy oneself and forget half of what has been read.
noun
2.
excessive study.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; over- + study
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  • On account of overstudy and close confine- ment his health failed him.
Contemporary definitions for overstudy
verb, noun

to study too much or too hard

Examples

He overstudied and was so exhausted that he could not remember anything when he took the test.

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