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tr.v. o·ver·med·i·cat·ed, o·ver·med·i·cat·ing, o·ver·med·i·cates
To medicate (a patient) excessively.

o′ver·med′i·ca′tion n.
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vb (tr)
(Medicine) to medicate unnecessarily or excessively
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