overextraction

noun over·ex·trac·tion \ ˌō-vər-ik-ˈstrak-shən \

Definition of overextraction

plural overextractions
: excessive extraction : an act of extracting more of something than is necessary or appropriate
  • overextraction of nonrenewable resources

First Known Use of overextraction

1903


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