overnourish

verb
over·​nour·​ish | \ ˌō-vər-ˈnər-ish How to pronounce overnourish (audio) , -ˈnə-rish \
overnourished; overnourishing

Definition of overnourish

transitive verb

: to nourish or feed to excess overnourishing the plants overnourished animals

Other Words from overnourish

overnourishment \ ˌō-​vər-​ˈnər-​ish-​mənt How to pronounce overnourishment (audio) , -​ˈnə-​rish-​ \ noun
… the peculiarly modern problem of overnourishment. — Daniel Akst

First Known Use of overnourish

1661, in the meaning defined above

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“Overnourish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overnourish. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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