Definition of overkilling in English:

overkilling

noun

  • The act or practice of killing more than is advisable or necessary; especially the killing of too many of an animal used for food, etc., thus diminishing the supply.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The Times. From over- + killing.

Pronunciation

overkilling

/ˌəʊvəˈkɪlɪŋ/