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Noun1.overutilisation - exploitation to the point of diminishing returns
exploitation, development - the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful; "the development of Alaskan resources"; "the exploitation of copper deposits"
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commits an overutilisation of resources for persons with needs not ideally addressed by higher levels of EMS care
In 1977 devil's claw was declared a "protected plant" due to concerns over possible overutilisation.
There is growing concern about resistance and overutilisation of antibiotics for sinusitis-like symptoms in primary care.