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oversimplify

verb
     
o‧ver‧sim‧pli‧fy past tense and past participle oversimplified, present participle oversimplifying, third person singular oversimplifies [intransitive and transitive]
to describe something in a way that is too simple and ignores many facts:
To describe all these people as refugees is to oversimplify the situation.
oversimplification noun [uncountable and countable]

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