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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If the pump is cavitating due to operating "out on the curve" (toward the right side of the pump curve), one approach to cure this cavitation is to reduce down (close) the hand-expansion valves on the liquid overfed evaporators being served by the pump.
In the overfed group, the changes of TG concentrations were not statistically significant in the two breeds; and the glucose level was higher in Landes geese (p<0.001), but the plasma concentrations of insulin and VLDL were both lower in Landes geese (p<0.01).
"It is likely that our babies were overfed. When [infants] are ill, they are not using these calories to grow," he added in an interview.
Unlike other apparently endless chronological exhibitions, the disposition of the artefacts is such that visitors can see their route ahead, gently ramping up to the deck level exit point, without instilling fear of being overfed with historical facts, figures and salvage.
He's a slobby, pampered, overfed prep school geek with a swelled head that isn't entirely the result of his permanently congested sinuses.
In his writ, he claims he had been raped by his father and uncle since the age of two, locked in dark confined places for hours, been underfed and overfed as part of his neglect, and beaten with belts and punched by his father and uncle.
He says underfed drums work better on material of medium size, while overfed drums work better for larger and longer material.
a soil so overfed, it cannot hold a root system in place?
"My year on Daufuskie was one of the bestfed years of my overfed life ...
Cow's milk is higher in fat and calories overall, and overfed babies--especially those who gain weight too rapidly early in life--are prone to obesity and heart disease later in life.
For all the serious risks of GM foods, Pringle states simply that there are very few benefits to balance them out, at least not for overfed Western consumers.
Sometimes a door just needs to stay shut, like when your son's underfed pet python is next door to your daughter's overfed guinea pig.