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1. overexploitation

noun. exploitation to the point of diminishing returns.

Synonyms

  • overutilisation
  • overuse
  • overutilization
  • development

Antonyms

  • nondevelopment
  • palingenesis
  • devolution
  • decline

Etymology

  • exploitation (English)
  • exploitation (French)
  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word overexploitation


1. Noun, singular or mass
It is considered one of the most beautiful and durable of furniture woods, but because of overexploitation, true mahogany is becoming harder to find.

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