out·​pop·​u·​late ˌau̇t-ˈpä-pyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce outpopulate (audio)
outpopulated; outpopulating

transitive verb

: to surpass in number or population
Bluegills reproduce as aggressively as they strike, and will, if unchecked by predators, outpopulate their food supply …William Tapply

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outpopulate was circa 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Outpopulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpopulate. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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