overgrazing

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o·ver·graze

 (ō′vər-grāz′)
tr.v. o·ver·grazed, o·ver·graz·ing, o·ver·graz·es
To permit animals to graze (vegetational cover) excessively, to the detriment of the vegetation.
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overgrazing

(ˌəʊvəˈɡreɪzɪŋ)
n
(Agriculture) excessive grazing
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overgrazing

Letting livestock graze land so heavily that the soil loses fertility, grass grows sparsely and soil erosion may take place.
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Translations
surpâturage
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