overhunt

verb
over·​hunt | \ ˌō-vər-ˈhənt \
overhunted; overhunting

Definition of overhunt

transitive verb

1 : to hunt (animals) to an excessive and usually harmful degree overhunted the local deer population
2 : to hunt (an area) excessively to the point that the kinds of animals hunted become scarce overhunting certain regions of the country

Other Words from overhunt

overhunting \ ˌō-​vər-​ˈhən-​tiŋ \ noun
Overhunting ranks as a major problem for a third of the mammals and birds threatened with extinction … — Susan Milius

First Known Use of overhunt

1862 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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