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overcrowd

[oh-ver-kroud]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to crowd to an uncomfortable or undesirable excess.
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Origin of overcrowd

First recorded in 1760–70; over- + crowd1

crowded

[krou-did]
adjective
  1. filled to excess; packed.
  2. filled with a crowd: crowded streets.
  3. uncomfortably close together: crowded passengers on a bus.
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Origin of crowded

First recorded in 1605–15; crowd1 + -ed2
Related formscrowd·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·crowd·ed, adjectiveo·ver·crowd·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·crowd·ed·ness, nounun·crowd·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for overcrowded

overcrowd

verb
  1. (tr) to fill (a room, vehicle, city, etc) with more people or things than is desirable
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Word Origin and History for overcrowded

overcrowd

v.

1766, from over- + crowd (v.). Related: Overcrowded; overcrowding.

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