- 1Populate (an area) in too large numbers: the country was overpopulatedMore 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.
- 1.1 [no object] (Of an animal) breed too rapidly: without natural predators, deer would overpopulateMore example sentences
- The whole idea is that nature needs a method for rapidly ridding itself of dysfunctional species that overpopulate and absorb resources too rapidly.
- And they keep prey species from overpopulating.
- He surmised that not all of these embryos could come to maturity in the same host without killing themselves and their host by overpopulating.
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- 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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