overregulate

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o·ver·reg·u·late

 (ō′vər-rĕg′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. o·ver·reg·u·lat·ed, o·ver·reg·u·lat·ing, o·ver·reg·u·lates
To burden excessively with rules and regulations: did not want to overregulate the airlines.

o′ver·reg′u·la′tion n.

overregulate

(ˌəʊvəˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
to apply rules and regulations excessively to (something)