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overfeed

[′ō·vər‚fēd]
(mining engineering)
To attempt to make a diamond- or rock-drill bit penetrate rock at a rate in excess of that at which the optimum economical performance of the bit is attained, needlessly damaging the bit and shortening its life.
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At the end of the 13-day overfeeding period and after one night fasting, the fasted geese were killed in a slaughter house by exsanguination.
Little information is available concerning the mechanism of how fatty liver is induced by overfeeding dietary carbohydrate in palmipedes.
But pet pampering isn't confined to overfeeding our pets.
In growing puppies, overfeeding can be a factor in this condition, which is a mismatch between body weight and skeletal growth that can overload skeletal structures.
HydReclaim unveiled its new Model 270 self-adjusting gravimetric feeder, said to prevent overfeeding of concentrates or additives.
These charts, which assess a child's growth based on weight and height in relation to their age, have contributed to the obesity crisis by misleading mums into overfeeding their kids.
And as the Guinness Book of World Records has withdrawn the heaviest dog title for fear owners were overfeeding their dogs on purpose, finding more giant pooches isn't as easy as flicking through a book.
And parents are not always to blame for overfeeding them.
ALARMED doctors yesterday accused some parents of "killing" their children by overfeeding them.
The hunt is on after new research found nearly half of all owners are slowly killing their pets by overfeeding, giving them fattening titbits and not exercising them enough.
Pet insurer More Than blamed owners for overfeeding animals with a poor diet that encouraged idleness.