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overcompensate

view main entry for overcompensateverb [intransitive]  /ˌəʊvə(r)ˈkɒmpənˌseɪt/ 
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overcompensation

  /ˌəʊvə(r)ˌkɒmpənˈseɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [uncountable]
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