overpopulate

[ oh-ver-pop-yuh-leyt ]
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verb (used with object),o·ver·pop·u·lat·ed, o·ver·pop·u·lat·ing.
  1. to fill with an excessive number of people, straining available resources and facilities: Expanding industry has overpopulated the western suburbs.

Origin of overpopulate

1
First recorded in 1865–70; over- + populate

Other words from overpopulate

  • o·ver·pop·u·la·tion, noun

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