overcrowd

[ oh-ver-kroud ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈkraʊd /

verb (used with or without object)

to crowd to an uncomfortable or undesirable excess.

Origin of overcrowd

First recorded in 1760–70; over- + crowd1
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British Dictionary definitions for overcrowding (1 of 2)

overcrowding
/ (ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪŋ) /

noun

a state of being filled with more people or things than is desirable; congestion

British Dictionary definitions for overcrowding (2 of 2)

overcrowd
/ (ˌəʊvəˈkraʊd) /

verb

(tr) to fill (a room, vehicle, city, etc) with more people or things than is desirable
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