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[oh-ver-greyz, oh-ver-greyz]
verb (used with object), o·ver·grazed, o·ver·graz·ing.
  1. to graze (land) to excess.
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Origin of overgraze

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Examples from the Web for overgrazing

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Herbert Hoover

  • The pastures mostly have a weedy type of vegetation indicative of overgrazing.

British Dictionary definitions for overgrazing


  1. (tr) to graze (land) beyond its capacity to sustain stock
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