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overpopulate

[ oh-ver-pop-yuh-leyt ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞p蓲p y蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路pop路u路lat路ed, o路ver路pop路u路lat路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鈥70; over- + populate

OTHER WORDS FROM overpopulate

o路ver路pop路u路la路tion, noun
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