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vb. to exploit excessively


v. exploit excessively; "We should not overexploit our natural resources"

Usage examples of "overexploit".

Ever since tachyspace travel had provided humankind with not only a means to reach other solar systems but a damn cheap one, every country and would-be country had exported its populace wholesale into the welcoming reaches of space, abandoning their tired and overexploited territories on Earth in favor of rapidly discovered virgin worlds.

Our two local asteroid belts supply ample resources, and we are careful not to overexploit those that are not renewable.