Definition of over-dredging in English:

over-dredging

noun

  • Excessive dredging of oyster beds.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in David Ansted (1814–1880), geologist. From over- + dredging.

Pronunciation

over-dredging

/ˌəʊvəˈdrɛdʒɪŋ/