overbrowse

overbrowse

(ˌəʊvəˈbraʊz)
vb (tr)
(Environmental Science) to browse on (vegetation, land, etc) excessively, in a damaging way; overgraze
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Predators keep wildlife populations in check, ensuring they don't overbrowse the land past its carrying capacity.
In extreme cases, migrants could overbrowse vegetation,
Excessive numbers of does overbrowse the habitat, and all does do not get bred during the peak of the rut.
A Deer like all varieties of soybeans so much that they're likely to overbrowse and kill plantings after only 2 to 4 weeks.