[oh-ver-greyz, oh-ver-greyz]

verb (used with object), o·ver·grazed, o·ver·graz·ing.

to graze (land) to excess.

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(tr) to graze (land) beyond its capacity to sustain stock
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Word Origin and History for overgrazed

of grassland, 1929, from over- + past participle of graze (v.).

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