Definition of Overwatering

1. Verb. (present participle of overwater) ¹



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Definition of Overwatering

1. overwater [v] - See also: overwater

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overwatering

overwarmed
overwarming
overwarms
overwary
overwash
overwashed
overwashes
overwashing
overwasted
overwatch
overwatched
overwatches
overwatching
overwater
overwatered
overwatering (current term)
overwaters
overwax
overwaxed
overwaxes
overwaxing
overweak
overweaning
overwear
overwearied
overwearies
overwearing
overwears
overweary
overwearying

Literary usage of Overwatering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"... the latter are preferable, as they admit air more freely to the roots, whereby they are not so liable to decay from overwatering during severe weather. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"During the time plants are being forced they may also be weakened by overwatering and consequent asphyxiation of the roots, or by allowing the roots to ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"The plant is allied to portulaca and will endure much heat and drought, but is very impatient of overwatering and lack of drainage. The plants bloom freely, ..."

4. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1874)
"If through overwatering or imperfect drainage the soil in a large pot becomes sodden ... This should make u« careful to guard against overwatering planta ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The former guards against overwatering or heavy rains which may come just after a thorough irrigation. The latter saves water, which is costly and keeps the ..."

6. The Journal of Home Economics by American Home Economics Association (1915)
"If the leaves turn yellow, look for scale on the under side and be sure you are not overwatering. Wash the scale off or spray with kerosene emulsion or ..."

7. From Red Tape to Results by DIANE Publishing Company, Albert Gore (1996)
"overwatering results in additional water costs, as well as unnecessary use of energy." ACTION Issue a directive to require the use of environmentally ..."

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