overconsume

verb
over·​con·​sume | \ ˌō-vər-kən-ˈsüm How to pronounce overconsume (audio) \
overconsumed; overconsuming

Definition of overconsume

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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“Overconsume.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overconsume. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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