overregulate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ regulate

Verb[edit]

overregulate (third-person singular simple present overregulates, present participle overregulating, simple past and past participle overregulated)

  1. To regulate to a greater degree than appropriate
    • 2008 March 20, Diana B. Henriques, “Commodities: Latest Boom, Plentiful Risk”, in New York Times[1]:
      “It’s not a question of overregulating or underregulating.

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