overextraction

noun
over·​ex·​trac·​tion | \ ˌō-vər-ik-ˈstrak-shən How to pronounce overextraction (audio) \
plural overextractions

Definition of overextraction

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

First Known Use of overextraction

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Overextraction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overextraction. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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