overclean

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ clean

Verb[edit]

overclean (third-person singular simple present overcleans, present participle overcleaning, simple past and past participle overcleaned)

  1. (transitive) To clean to an excessive degree.
    • 2007 January 11, Mitchell Owens, “Room to Improve”, New York Times:
      It’s basically resistant to dirt, so there’s no reason to overclean it.”

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