Definition of Overgrazing

1. Verb. (present participle of overgraze) ¹



2. Noun. Excessive grazing to an extent that the land is damaged. ¹

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Definition of Overgrazing

1. overgraze [v] - See also: overgraze

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overgrazing

overgovern
overgoverned
overgoverning
overgoverns
overgrace
overgraced
overgrade
overgraded
overgrades
overgrading
overgrafting
overgraze
overgrazed
overgrazes
overgrazing (current term)
overgreat
overgreatness
overgreedy
overgrew
overgroom
overgroomed
overgrooming
overgrooms
overgross
overground
overgrow
overgrowing
overgrown
overgrownness

Literary usage of Overgrazing

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1. Plant Indicators: The Relation of Plant Communities to Process and Practice by Frederic Edward Clements (1920)
"The primary cause of overgrazing is stocking the range with more animals ... In addition, there are several important contributory causes of overgrazing. ..."

2. Western Grazing Grounds and Forest Ranges: A History of the Live-stock by Will Croft Barnes (1913)
"... Government control or supervision of the ranges would tend to place the industry upon a first-class business footing. The Certain Result of overgrazing. ..."

3. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"Although the drought ended by 1895, the added effects of overgrazing, farming, ... Factors contributing to this rapid erosion included overgrazing by ..."

4. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1921)
"It is a tall-grass, however, and overgrazing handicaps it in comparison with ... Still more serious overgrazing is indicated by the gradual destruction of ..."

5. Livestock to 2020: The Next Food Revolution by Christopher L. Delgado (1999)
"overgrazing can cause soil compaction and erosion, and can decrease soil fertility, ... overgrazing in hilly environments can accelerate erosion. ..."

6. Pamphlets on Forestry in Nevada (1905)
"overgrazing is brought about by trying to feed too many cattle upon too few acres. ... If continuous overgrazing is practiced long enough it will eventually ..."

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