overgraze

[oh-ver-greyz, oh-ver-greyz]
verb (used with object), overgrazed, overgrazing.
to graze (land) to excess.

Origin:
over- + graze1

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overgraze (ˌəʊvəˈɡreɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to graze (land) beyond its capacity to sustain stock

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Example sentences
Tannins and tough stems in this plant make it unpalatable to grazers, which in
  turn overgraze the surrounding native plants.
Do not overgraze any one area-spread out your stock use when grazing in meadows.
Where they have no predators, nutria can overgraze wetlands, exposing their
  fragile organic soils.
Cattle will generally avoid leafy spurge and subsequently overgraze more
  desirable neighboring plants.
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