overharvesting

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

overharvesting

  1. present participle of overharvest

Noun[edit]

overharvesting (uncountable)

  1. Excessive harvesting
    • 2007 July 22, Gregory Beyer, “A Taste of History, Poised for Revival”, in New York Times[1]:
      Before pollution and overharvesting intervened, New York was one of the world’s great oyster hubs and the shellfish was abundant in its street markets, dingy bars and fancy restaurants.