overcompensate


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overcompensate

(ō′vər-kŏm′pən-sāt′)
v. overcompen·sated, overcompen·sating, overcompen·sates
v.intr.
To engage in overcompensation.
v.tr.
To pay (someone) too much; compensate excessively.

o′ver·com·pen′sa·to′ry (-kəm-pĕn′sə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Many scientists have in fact suggested that low-carb diets work simply because reducing or eliminating any major food group is likely to result in a lower total caloric intake, as long as the person doesn't overcompensate too much with other foods.
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Unfortunately, however, some people who recognize anti-Catholic prejudice in their own backgrounds or those of their antecedents have chosen to overcompensate for past sins by refusing to criticize those policies of the Catholic hierarchy which need criticism, all too frequently leaving that job their liberal Catholics.
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