verb. exploit excessively.
1. Overexploiting natural resources can have devastating consequences on ecosystems and the livelihoods of local communities. 2. It is important to monitor and regulate fishing practices to prevent the overexploitation of fish stocks.
1. "We are overexploiting our planet's finite resources, and yet excessive consumption remains the driving force of our economies." Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador 2. "Overfishing and overexploitation of marine resources is a global issue that requires a global response." Leonardo DiCaprio, actor and environmental activist