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o•ver•bal•ance



Pronunciation: (
v.ō"vur-bal'uns;
n.ō'vur-bal"uns),
[key]
v., -anced, -anc•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to outweigh: The opportunity overbalances the disadvantages of leaving town.
2. to cause to lose balance or to fall or turn over: He accidentally overbalanced a vase.

n.
1. an excessive weight or amount.
2. something that more than balances or more than equals: An overbalance of imports depleted the country's treasury.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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