- to graze (land) to excess.
Origin of overgraze
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Examples from the Web for overgrazed
But now the great prairies had all been overgrazed or carved into farms; there was little suitable rangeland left to occupy.Lake Bacon: The Story of The Man Who Wanted Us to Eat Mississippi Hippos
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Similar action is urgently needed to protect other public lands which are now overgrazed and rapidly eroding.State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge
The northeastern 22 acres were wooded and had small patches of overgrazed pasture.
The upper parts of the hillsides were overgrazed moderately to heavily.
- (tr) to graze (land) beyond its capacity to sustain stock
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Word Origin and History for overgrazed
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