overharvest

verb
over·​har·​vest | \ ˌō-vər-ˈhär-vəst How to pronounce overharvest (audio) \
overharvested; overharvesting

Definition of overharvest

transitive + intransitive

: to harvest (something) excessively and especially to a harmful degree overharvesting oysters to the point of depletion It would therefore be in the common interest of all consumers to exercise restraint and not overharvest.— Jared Diamond

First Known Use of overharvest

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Overharvest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overharvest. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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