overconsume

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ consume

Verb[edit]

overconsume (third-person singular simple present overconsumes, present participle overconsuming, simple past and past participle overconsumed)

  1. To consume too much.
    • 2007 December 20, “The Fed's Empty Gun”, New York Times:
      I feel that Americans overborrow and overconsume.

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