- having a population lower than is normal or desirable.
Origin of underpopulated
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Moreover, we must not forget that, Australia apart, America is even still the most underpopulated part of the globe.The Rural Life Problem of the United States
Horace Curzon Plunkett
If a territory is underpopulated, an increase in numbers increases the output and the dividend per capita.
When the earth is underpopulated and there is an economic demand for men, democracy is inevitable.
- having a low population rate
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