Meaning of overwater in English:


Pronunciation /əʊvəˈwɔːtə/ /ˈəʊvəwɔːtə/


[with object]
  • Water (a plant, lawn, etc.) too much.

    ‘your cutting needs some water, but make sure you don't overwater it’
    • ‘The second year I compensated and overwatered the plant.’
    • ‘At the same time, be sure your plant is not getting too much water, either by overwatering or being planted in a soil that does not properly drain.’
    • ‘Some parts of these slightly rolling irrigated fields were being overwatered by as much as 20 percent.’
    • ‘This is NOT a good idea, as potted plants will die from overwatering more than any other reason.’
    • ‘If the leaves appear soft or mushy, they may have been overwatered and are not likely to survive after being transplanted.’
    • ‘However, the gradual loss of the foliage from your plant suggests that it has been overwatered.’
    • ‘Do not let the plant become too dry, but avoid overwatering.’
    • ‘Your best bet, if this is your problem, is to plant in well-draining soil, avoid overwatering and place in sun.’
    • ‘Drain holes prevent overwatering and help provide air circulation necessary for healthy plant growth.’
    • ‘Then an enthusiastic student inadvertently overwatered the colony just before a weekend, leaving a flood inside the termites' box.’
    • ‘When your potting soil is kept continuously moist by overwatering, the fungi attack your seedlings.’
    • ‘If planting one without a drainage hole, you'll need to be careful about overwatering while the bulbs are forming their roots.’
    • ‘It is sensitive to overwatering and poor drainage.’
    • ‘Keep the turf cut at about 3 inches, leave clippings to recycle organic matter, and avoid overwatering.’
    • ‘Spray to keep the medium moist until germination, but avoid overwatering to discourage fungal diseases.’
    • ‘Many rhododendrons have been killed by overwatering in sites where drainage was faulty.’
    • ‘That said, one of the most common ways of killing an orchid is by overwatering.’
    • ‘If rains or overwatering continues, the fungus can spread to the base of the plant and it can die.’
    • ‘Remember, hydrangeas don't want to be soggy or overwatered - just nice and moist!’
    • ‘Just as one can overwater a flower, one can overattend a relationship.’


  • Situated or taking place above water.

    • ‘the airline is to initiate long-haul overwater operations’