Overpopulate



[oh-ver-pop-yuh-leyt] /ˌoʊ vərˈpɒp yəˌleɪt/

verb (used with object), overpopulated, overpopulating.
1.
to fill with an excessive number of people, straining available resources and facilities:
Expanding industry has overpopulated the western suburbs.

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