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o·ver·har·vest

overharvest

 
pronunciation:
o vr har vihst
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overharvests, overharvesting, overharvested
definition 1: (of crops or natural products) to harvest or gather in too much quantity or in too great frequency so that the supply becomes reduced or eliminated.
They overharvested the oysters in that area so that there are no oysters left now.
definition 2: to harvest or gather too much from.
The fields have been overharvested and the soil has become poor.