overmilk

verb
over·​milk | \ ˌō-vər-ˈmilk How to pronounce overmilk (audio) \
overmilked; overmilking

Definition of overmilk

transitive verb

: to milk (something) excessively:
a : to draw milk from (an animal) too long or too often The cows were overmilked. an overmilked goat
b : to exploit (something) to an excessive degree The overall … fall in 2010 could be attributed to greedy promoters overmilking the market.— Andrew Orlowski

First Known Use of overmilk

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Overmilk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overmilk. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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