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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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On the last day of the overfeeding, geese were fasted overnight (18 h) before experimentation.
'Avoiding caloric overfeeding, perhaps with tight glycemic control, in critically ill infants might be effective for reducing hyperglycemia-associated morbidity and mortality,'" said Dr.
Alaedeen noted that the project could not discern to what degree hyperglycemia was a result of overfeeding by total parenteral nutrition as distinguished from a response to injury.
The mother needs a very accurate (and rather expensive) scale for this, since as little as five grams (less than one-fifth of an ounce) in excess can mean dangerous overfeeding, leading to obesity and ultimately to soft-headedness.
Electronic controls prevent overfeeding and automatically clear paper jams.
Pawloski: Overfeeding is another common cultural behavior.
Overfeeding the extruder creates compound backpressure in the feed opening.
Although this reflects a wide range of weight gain in the group, each pair of twins responded similarly to the overfeeding. Therefore, genetic factors seem to control one's tendency to get fat.
Overfeeding baby female baboons makes the primates fatter-than-normal adults, according to a study by Douglas S.
Cruz said Obando and other towns needed to pass ordinances that would stop fishpond operators from overstocking and overfeeding their fish.
A SWIFT clean-up operation will get under way at Killingworth Lake after overfeeding the swans and geese led to an explosion in the number of birds.
The majority of obesity cases are related to simple overfeeding, often coupled with a lack of exercise.