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overspill

noun over·spill \ˈō-vər-ˌspil\

: the movement of people from crowded cities to less crowded areas

Full Definition of OVERSPILL

1
:  the act or an instance of spilling over
2
chiefly British :  the movement of excess urban population into less crowded areas

Examples of OVERSPILL

  1. an overspill into nearby towns
  2. a new town built to absorb London's overspill

First Known Use of OVERSPILL

1884

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