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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.
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overcrowding

(ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪŋ)
n
a state of being filled with more people or things than is desirable; congestion
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

overcrowding

[ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪŋ] n (in prison, housing) → sovraffollamento; (in bus) → calca
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

overcrowding

n hacinamiento
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References in classic literature ?
It braced him, and drove away his gloomy fits, whilst his sympathies were kept awake and his indignation maintained at an exhilarating pitch by the sufferings of the poor, who, unable to afford fires or skating, warmed themselves in such sweltering heat as overcrowding produces in all seasons.
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.
He said that two new gas stations were opened in al-Jalaa and Kafar Souseh areas, and a third will be opened soon in the Industrial City, which should contribute to reducing overcrowdings in the future, calling citizens to report on any cases of fraud in gas stations.