underpopulated

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adjective un·der·pop·u·lat·ed \ˌən-dər-ˈpä-pyə-ˌlā-təd\

Definition of underpopulated

  1. :  having a lower density of population than is normal or desirable

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First Known Use of underpopulated

1869

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