overconsume

verb over·con·sume \ ˌō-vər-kən-ˈsüm \

Definition of overconsume

overconsumed; overconsuming
transitive + intransitive
: to consume too much of (something)
  • warned against overconsuming alcohol
  • … we're overconsuming processed foods, sugar, saturated fat and sodium.
  • —Wayne Campbell
  • Besides helping children handle pressure from the media and their peers to overconsume, parents have to examine their own buying habits.
  • —Marc Silver

First Known Use of overconsume

1877

in the meaning defined above

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