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underpopulated

[uhn-der-pop-yuh-ley-tid] /ˌʌn dərˈpɒp yəˌleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
having a population lower than is normal or desirable.
Origin of underpopulated
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; under- + populate + -ed2
Related forms
underpopulation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for underpopulation

underpopulated

/ˌʌndəˈpɒpjʊˌleɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
having a low population rate
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