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overpopulation

noun over·pop·u·la·tion \ˌō-vər-ˌpä-pyə-ˈlā-shən\

: a situation in which too many people or animals live in a certain area

Full Definition of OVERPOPULATION

:  the condition of having a population so dense as to cause environmental deterioration, an impaired quality of life, or a population crash

Examples of OVERPOPULATION

  1. He is studying the problem of deer overpopulation.

First Known Use of OVERPOPULATION

1802

overpopulation

noun over·pop·u·la·tion \ˌō-vər-ˌpäp-yə-ˈlā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OVERPOPULATION

:  the condition of having a population so dense as to cause environmental deterioration, an impaired quality of life, or a population crash
over·pop·u·lat·ed \-ˈpäp-yə-ˌlāt-əd\ adjective

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