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overspill

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noun over·spill \ˈō-vər-ˌspil\

Simple Definition of overspill

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overspill

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of spilling over

  2. 2 chiefly British :  the movement of excess urban population into less crowded areas

Examples of overspill in a sentence

  1. an overspill into nearby towns

  2. a new town built to absorb London's overspill



1884

First Known Use of overspill

1884


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