overmilk

verb over·milk \ ˌō-vər-ˈmilk \

Definition of overmilk

overmilked; overmilking
: 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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