Definition of overpopulate in English:

overpopulate

Line breaks: over|popu¦late
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈpɒpjʊleɪt
 
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verb

[with object] (often as adjective overpopulated)
Populate (an area) in excessively large numbers: an overpopulated country
More example sentences
  • I remember a report from France, in the eighties, where near the launch of St. Hilaire du Touvet (today a site overpopulated by paragliders) a hang glider got hit by a sailplane passing under him.
  • Now the field is somewhat overpopulated and generically overstuffed.
  • Hopefully the Leaders could find a better partner for her, or else the vampires could very well overpopulate the area.

Derivatives

overpopulation

Pronunciation: /-ˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • Governments and intellectuals - so long focussed on the problem of world overpopulation - have been slow to come to terms with these trends.
  • Deforestation and desertification, caused in part by overpopulation, force people off of the hinterlands and into the cities.
  • Do you see a link between overpopulation and biological meltdown?

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