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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overexploit.
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Agriculture contributes less than 2 per cent to GDP in GCC countries, but it overexploits groundwater resources, most of which are non-renewable, resulting in their depletion and quality deterioration due to seawater intrusion and the upflow of saltwater.
More typically, a predator population condemns itself to famine as it overexploits its supply of victims.
Just as a farmer who overexploits his fields will end up harvesting smaller and smaller yields, a government that squeezes the tax lemon and tightens the bureaucratic screw ever tighter will see its revenues diminish inexorably.