overpopulated

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb form of overpopulate.

Verb[edit]

overpopulated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of overpopulate

Etymology 2[edit]

First recorded in 1828, predating overpopulate. From over- +‎ populated. Compare earlier overpeopled and overpopulous.[1]

Adjective[edit]

overpopulated (comparative more overpopulated, superlative most overpopulated)

  1. having a higher population than can be sustained in an area
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References[edit]

  1. ^ overpopulated, adj.”, in OED Online, Oxford: Oxford University Press, June 2016.