overpeopled

adjective
over·​peo·​pled | \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈpē-pəld How to pronounce overpeopled (audio) \

Definition of overpeopled

: containing more people than can be supported : overpopulated Ireland, with half the population of fifty years ago, is still poor to the verge of famine, and is therefore still overpeopled.— Alfred Russel Wallace

First Known Use of overpeopled

1677, in the meaning defined above

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“Overpeopled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overpeopled. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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