overutilisation love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Chiefly Brit. Same as overutilization.

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  • noun exploitation to the point of diminishing returns


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  • Companies are reluctant to switch from the cheaper water that can be pumped from rivers, lakes and aquifers, even though these traditional sources are straining from decades of overutilisation.

    Can the sea solve China's water crisis? 2011

  • At least a quarter -- nearly R1-billion -- of claims received could have been wasted by continued fraud and overutilisation of medical aid facilities, the investigation revealed.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1992

  • Issues surrounding consistent power supply to the infrastructure manifest themselves through overutilisation of the power capacity, often due to the poor distribution of equipment in each data centre rack.

    ITP.net - Front Page 2009

  • * 25* of medical aid contributions are wasted on fraud and overutilisation of medical services, costing the schemes R1bn a year?

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1993


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