transitive verbo·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.
(third-person singular simple present overregulates, present participle overregulating, simple past and past participle overregulated)
- To regulate to a greater degree than appropriate
over- +â€Ž regulate