overpopulation

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o·ver·pop·u·la·tion

 (ō′vər-pŏp′yə-lā′shən)
n.
Excessive population of an area to the point of overcrowding, depletion of natural resources, or environmental deterioration.
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overpopulation

(ˌəʊvəˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
the population of an area in too large numbers
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overpopulation - too much population
population - a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area; "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
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Translations
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overpopulation

[ˌəʊvəpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən] Nsuperpoblación f
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overpopulation

[ˌəʊvərpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən] nsurpopulation f
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overpopulation

[ˌəʊvəˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃn] nsovrappopolazione f
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Robert Mitchell A population timebomb is ticking across North Lanarkshire as people live longer - and the council teamed up with health chiefs to try and tackle the shortage of skilled staff in this field.
Official figures showing Scotland's ageing population timebomb is getting worse and Brexit is about to turn off the tap of crucial new immigrants.

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