overbrowse

verb
over·​browse | \ ˌō-vər-ˈbrau̇z How to pronounce overbrowse (audio) \
overbrowsed; overbrowsing

Definition of overbrowse

transitive + intransitive

: to cause damage by excessive browsing The Game Commission's concern is that deer not be allowed to overbrowse these areas.— P. J. Reilly Scientists believe the island's first moose … were so prolific that the island's balsam firs, aspens and other trees were severely overbrowsed.— John Flesher If the habitat cannot support the deer population, deer will overbrowse and do significant crop and habitat damage.— Darren Warner

First Known Use of overbrowse

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Overbrowse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbrowse. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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