overspill

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noun over·spill \ˈō-vər-ˌspil\

Definition of overspill

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of spilling over

  2. 2 chiefly British :  the movement of excess urban population into less crowded areas

Examples of overspill in a Sentence

  1. an overspill into nearby towns

  2. a new town built to absorb London's overspill

1884

First Known Use of overspill

1884


OVERSPILL Defined for English Language Learners

overspill

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Definition of overspill for English Language Learners

  • : the movement of people from crowded cities to less crowded areas

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