Meaning of overelaborate


Pronunciation: (adj.ō'vur-i-lab'ur-itv.ō&secvur-i-lab'u-rāt&sec), [key]
— adj., v., -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
  1. excessively or fussily elaborate, ornate, detailed, etc.
  1. to render or present with excessive or fussy detail: He so overelaborates his jokes that they lose their humor.
  1. to add excessive details, as in writing or speaking: He overelaborates to an extent that his novels must be cut radically before being published.
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