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overcrowd

[ oh-ver-kroud ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈkraʊd /
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verb (used with or without object)

to crowd to an uncomfortable or undesirable excess.

RELATED WORDS

jam-packed, full, overflowing, stuffed, overpopulated

Nearby words

overconsumption, overcook, overcorrection, overcritical, overcrop, overcrowd, overcrowded, overcrowding, overcurrent, overdate, overdelicate

Origin of overcrowd

First recorded in 1760–70; over- + crowd1

Definition for overcrowded (2 of 2)

crowded

[ krou-did ]
/ ˈkraʊ dɪd /

adjective

filled to excess; packed.
filled with a crowd: crowded streets.
uncomfortably close together: crowded passengers on a bus.

Origin of crowded

First recorded in 1605–15; crowd1 + -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for overcrowded

overcrowd

/ (ˌəʊvəˈkraʊd) /

verb

(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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