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overpopulate

[oh-ver-pop-yuh-leyt] /ˌoʊ vərˈpɒp yəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), overpopulated, overpopulating.
1.
to fill with an excessive number of people, straining available resources and facilities:
Expanding industry has overpopulated the western suburbs.
Origin of overpopulate
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; over- + populate
Related forms
overpopulation, noun
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overpopulated

/ˌəʊvəˈpɒpjʊˌleɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
having too many inhabitants for the available space or resources
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