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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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Hsueh says her group plans to investigate whether the inflammatory response in overfed mice can be blocked when MHCII expression is specifically reduced in adipocytes.
Notes showed his sister was alleged to have lost a toe because of hair being wound round it, and that the family lived in a two bedroom flat of 'considerable squalor', with the claimant being overfed a 'dubious' mixture of Cow and Gate, and pasteurised milk.
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.
With regard to the March 4 Spirit of the Dance performance at the Hult Center: There's more uniformity in a bunch of carrots, more spirit in the overfed geese along the McKenzie, and more talent among the Dallas Cowgirls - easily.
Is it worthwhile to sacrifice the biodiversity and resources of a country, for low prices, to the already overfed industrialized nations for the profit of some few?
Widower 1, a black Christia Lacroix gown wrapped around a bulbous, crystal vase, suggested an overfed society matron, bulging cleavage squeezed into yards of ruffles and stuck up on a shelf like the useless ornaments of her own household.
Most Americans are so overfed but undernourished that it has become very easy to get sick but difficult to heal.
Scientists found overfed mice with fur shaved to expose their skin were slower to gain weight after basking in ultraviolet (UV) light.
Keep them in the sunniest spot you''ve got and never feed them - you want the growth to be tough and robust, not soft and overfed.
Queen's Hospital in Romford, North East London, later said it had been overfed.
Zhirinovsky - also the parliament's deputy speaker - told a local radio that eating restrictions are necessary as people are overfed and too fat.