verb (used with or without object)
Origin of overcrowd
Examples from the Web for overcrowding
Hours of delays, EMTs called in to treat those passing out from overcrowding.
In 1989, dozens of soccer fans were crushed to death due to overcrowding in a South Yorkshire stadium.Inquiry Finds Police Cover-Up in Deaths of 96 Fans at Hillsborough|Peter Jukes|September 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“The big issues are overcrowding, lack of running water, and lack of sanitation,” said Cole.
More deaths on Everest underscore its problems with overcrowding and unstable weather and geography, writes Nick Heil.
If overcrowding was also part of their calculus, there was no mention of it on the site.
There would appear then to be some hope that the acme or climax of overcrowding has been passed.
Overcrowding had been the rule since the Elizabethan proclamation of 1580, and it seems to have become worse under the Stuarts.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
Men now considered that there was no excuse for such monstrous slums as overcrowding produced.The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster
There is no better known cause of a high death rate than overcrowding.
Overcrowding led to numerous, indeed to all sorts and kinds of diseases.