- to graze (land) to excess.
Origin of overgraze
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We are also confronted with a major problem in conservation due to the overgrazing on public lands.State of the Union Addresses of Herbert Hoover
The pastures mostly have a weedy type of vegetation indicative of overgrazing.
- (tr) to graze (land) beyond its capacity to sustain stock
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