Meaning of overbalance

o•ver•bal•ance

Pronunciation: (v.ō"vur-bal'unsn.ō'vur-bal"uns), [key]
— v., n. -anced, -anc•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to outweigh: The opportunity overbalances the disadvantages of leaving town.
  2. to cause to lose balance or to fall or turn over: He accidentally overbalanced a vase.
—n.
  1. an excessive weight or amount.
  2. something that more than balances or more than equals: An overbalance of imports depleted the country's treasury.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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