overpeopled

adjective

over·​peo·​pled ˌō-vər-ˈpē-pəld How to pronounce overpeopled (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overpeopled was in 1677

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“Overpeopled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overpeopled. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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