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o·ver·spe·cial·ize

 (ō′vər-spĕsh′ə-līz′)
intr.v. o·ver·spe·cial·ized, o·ver·spe·cial·iz·ing, o·ver·spe·cial·iz·es
To specialize to an extreme degree.

o′ver·spe′cial·i·za′tion (-spĕsh′ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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overspecialize

(ˌəʊvəˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz) or

overspecialise

vb (intr)
to specialize to an excessive degree
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overspecialize


Past participle: overspecialized
Gerund: overspecializing

Imperative
overspecialize
overspecialize
Present
I overspecialize
you overspecialize
he/she/it overspecializes
we overspecialize
you overspecialize
they overspecialize
Preterite
I overspecialized
you overspecialized
he/she/it overspecialized
we overspecialized
you overspecialized
they overspecialized
Present Continuous
I am overspecializing
you are overspecializing
he/she/it is overspecializing
we are overspecializing
you are overspecializing
they are overspecializing
Present Perfect
I have overspecialized
you have overspecialized
he/she/it has overspecialized
we have overspecialized
you have overspecialized
they have overspecialized
Past Continuous
I was overspecializing
you were overspecializing
he/she/it was overspecializing
we were overspecializing
you were overspecializing
they were overspecializing
Past Perfect
I had overspecialized
you had overspecialized
he/she/it had overspecialized
we had overspecialized
you had overspecialized
they had overspecialized
Future
I will overspecialize
you will overspecialize
he/she/it will overspecialize
we will overspecialize
you will overspecialize
they will overspecialize
Future Perfect
I will have overspecialized
you will have overspecialized
he/she/it will have overspecialized
we will have overspecialized
you will have overspecialized
they will have overspecialized
Future Continuous
I will be overspecializing
you will be overspecializing
he/she/it will be overspecializing
we will be overspecializing
you will be overspecializing
they will be overspecializing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overspecializing
you have been overspecializing
he/she/it has been overspecializing
we have been overspecializing
you have been overspecializing
they have been overspecializing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overspecializing
you will have been overspecializing
he/she/it will have been overspecializing
we will have been overspecializing
you will have been overspecializing
they will have been overspecializing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overspecializing
you had been overspecializing
he/she/it had been overspecializing
we had been overspecializing
you had been overspecializing
they had been overspecializing
Conditional
I would overspecialize
you would overspecialize
he/she/it would overspecialize
we would overspecialize
you would overspecialize
they would overspecialize
Past Conditional
I would have overspecialized
you would have overspecialized
he/she/it would have overspecialized
we would have overspecialized
you would have overspecialized
they would have overspecialized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overspecialize - become overly specialized; "She overspecialized when she concentrated on verbs in Fijian"
specialize, narrow down, narrow, specialise - become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history"
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