Definition of overharvest in English:

overharvest

noun

  • = overharvesting.

verb

  • with object To harvest (a population of animals, an ecosystem, etc.) to an excessive degree; to exploit unsustainably. Also (occasionally) without object.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Ecology. From over- + harvest<br>1970s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From over- + harvest, after overharvesting.

Pronunciation

overharvest

/ˌəʊvəˈhɑːvɪst/