overmilk

verb

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

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

Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overmilk was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Overmilk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overmilk. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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