overpump

verb
over·​pump | \ ˌō-vər-ˈpəmp How to pronounce overpump (audio) \
overpumped; overpumping

Definition of overpump

: to pump (something) excessively especially : to pump water from (a water source) at a greater rate than it is replenished overpumping groundwater When the aquifer is overpumped, the dropping water level can make shallower wells useless. — Dan Feldstein When a drought hits and imported water is reduced, farmers start overpumping and subsidence continues. — William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley

First Known Use of overpump

circa 1871 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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