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Etymology 1Edit

Verb form of overpopulate.

VerbEdit

overpopulated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of overpopulate

Etymology 2Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

overpopulated (comparative more overpopulated, superlative most overpopulated)

  1. having a higher population than can be sustained in an area
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ReferencesEdit

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