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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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The overfeed rate (OR) is the ratio of liquid mass flow rate to vapor mass flow rate leaving the evaporator: (1)
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