overpopulate

verb over·pop·u·late \ ˌō-vər-ˈpä-pyə-ˌlāt \

Definition of overpopulate

transitive verb
:to populate too densely :furnish or provide with more than the environment or market will bear
intransitive verb
:to become overly populous

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First Known Use of overpopulate

1828


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