noun \ˈō-vər-ˌspil\

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

Full Definition of OVERSPILL

:  the act or an instance of spilling over
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



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