outpopulate

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

Definition of outpopulate

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

First Known Use of outpopulate

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Outpopulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpopulate. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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