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tr.v. o·ver·cap·i·tal·ized, o·ver·cap·i·tal·iz·ing, o·ver·cap·i·tal·iz·es
1. To cause (a company) to have an excess amount of capital.
2. To estimate the value of (property) too highly.

o′ver·cap′i·tal·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overcapitalization - (business) too much capitalization (the sale of more stock than the business warrants)
capitalisation, capitalization - the sale of capital stock
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"


[ˌəʊvəkæpɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nsobrecapitalización f, capitalización f inflada
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