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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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