overexploit


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overexploit

(ˌəʊvərɪksˈplɔɪt)
vb (tr)
to use (natural resources etc) excessively, causing a reduction

overexploit


Past participle: overexploited
Gerund: overexploiting

Imperative
overexploit
overexploit
Present
I overexploit
you overexploit
he/she/it overexploits
we overexploit
you overexploit
they overexploit
Preterite
I overexploited
you overexploited
he/she/it overexploited
we overexploited
you overexploited
they overexploited
Present Continuous
I am overexploiting
you are overexploiting
he/she/it is overexploiting
we are overexploiting
you are overexploiting
they are overexploiting
Present Perfect
I have overexploited
you have overexploited
he/she/it has overexploited
we have overexploited
you have overexploited
they have overexploited
Past Continuous
I was overexploiting
you were overexploiting
he/she/it was overexploiting
we were overexploiting
you were overexploiting
they were overexploiting
Past Perfect
I had overexploited
you had overexploited
he/she/it had overexploited
we had overexploited
you had overexploited
they had overexploited
Future
I will overexploit
you will overexploit
he/she/it will overexploit
we will overexploit
you will overexploit
they will overexploit
Future Perfect
I will have overexploited
you will have overexploited
he/she/it will have overexploited
we will have overexploited
you will have overexploited
they will have overexploited
Future Continuous
I will be overexploiting
you will be overexploiting
he/she/it will be overexploiting
we will be overexploiting
you will be overexploiting
they will be overexploiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overexploiting
you have been overexploiting
he/she/it has been overexploiting
we have been overexploiting
you have been overexploiting
they have been overexploiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overexploiting
you will have been overexploiting
he/she/it will have been overexploiting
we will have been overexploiting
you will have been overexploiting
they will have been overexploiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overexploiting
you had been overexploiting
he/she/it had been overexploiting
we had been overexploiting
you had been overexploiting
they had been overexploiting
Conditional
I would overexploit
you would overexploit
he/she/it would overexploit
we would overexploit
you would overexploit
they would overexploit
Past Conditional
I would have overexploited
you would have overexploited
he/she/it would have overexploited
we would have overexploited
you would have overexploited
they would have overexploited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overexploit - exploit excessively; "We should not overexploit our natural resources"
exploit, tap - draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
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