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overcompensate

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)
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o=ver=com=pen=sate

CIDE DICTIONARY

overcompensatev. 
     to make excessive corrections for fear of making an error.  [WordNet 1.5]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

overcompensate, v.
1 tr. (usu. foll. by for) compensate excessively for (something).
2 intr. Psychol. strive for power etc. in an exaggerated way, esp. to make allowance or amends for a real or fancied grievance, defect, handicap, etc.

Derivative
overcompensation n. overcompensatory adj.

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