overcrowding


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o·ver·crowd

 (ō′vər-kroud′)
v. o·ver·crowd·ed, o·ver·crowd·ing, o·ver·crowds
v.tr.
To cause to be excessively crowded: a system of consolidation that only overcrowded the classrooms.
v.intr.
To crowd together excessively.

overcrowding

(ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪŋ)
n
a state of being filled with more people or things than is desirable; congestion
Translations
إكْتِظاظ، إزْدِحام
overbefolkning
túlnépesedés
òaî aî vera of òéttbÿll/mannmargur
preľudnenosť
aşırı kalabalık olma

overcrowding

[ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪŋ] N [of housing, prison] → hacinamiento m; [of bus, train] → abarrotamiento m; [of town] → superpoblación f

overcrowding

[ˌəʊvərˈkraʊdɪŋ] n
(in prisons)surpeuplement m
prison overcrowding → le surpeuplement des prisons
There is serious overcrowding in our prisons → Il y a un sérieux problème de surpeuplement dans nos prisons.
(on trains)affluence f

overcrowding

[ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪŋ] n (in prison, housing) → sovraffollamento; (in bus) → calca

overcrowded

(əuvəˈkraudid) adjective
having too many people on or in. overcrowded buses/cities.
ˌoverˈcrowding noun
the state of being overcrowded. There is often overcrowding in cities.

overcrowding

n hacinamiento
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Now, with this fresh influx of noblemen and cavaliers, food and lodging were scarce to be had, and the prince was hurrying forward his forces to Dax in Gascony to relieve the overcrowding of his capital.
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4 million homes, overcrowding was an issue in 214,000 properties.
apartment would be on the phone with counsel to find out what kind of proceeding to bring for the apparent overcrowding.
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