overpopulate

[ oh-ver-pop-yuh-leyt ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈpɒp yəˌleɪt /

verb (used with object), o·ver·pop·u·lat·ed, o·ver·pop·u·lat·ing.

to fill with an excessive number of people, straining available resources and facilities: Expanding industry has overpopulated the western suburbs.

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Origin of overpopulate

First recorded in 1865–70; over- + populate

OTHER WORDS FROM overpopulate

o·ver·pop·u·la·tion, noun
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