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From Middle English oversenden (to send over, transmit), from Old English ofersendan (to transmit), corresponding to over- +‎ send, from Proto-Germanic *uber (over) + *sandijaną (to send). Cognate with Middle Dutch oversenden (to send over).


oversend (third-person singular simple present oversends, present participle oversending, simple past and past participle oversent)

  1. to send over, transmit
  2. to send a amount greater than what is required, oversupply
  3. (email) to send an email to everyone on a distribution list

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