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oversimplify

verb [I or T]     /ˌəʊ.vəˈsɪm.plɪ.faɪ/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚˈsɪm.plə-/
to describe or explain something in such a simple way that it is no longer correct or true: The TV documentary grossly oversimplified the problem.Elaborating, specifying and simplifying oversimplification     /ˌəʊ.vəˌsɪm.plɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚˌsɪm.plə-/ noun [C or U] Elaborating, specifying and simplifying
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