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[oh-ver-di-vel-uh p] /ˌoʊ vər dɪˈvɛl əp/

verb (used with or without object)
to to excess:
to overdevelop a photograph; to overdevelop a waterfront area.
verb (transitive)
to develop too much or too far
(photog) to process (a film, plate, or print) in developer for more than the required time, at too great a concentration, etc


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