Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To fill (an area, for example) with excessive population to the detriment of the inhabitants, resources, or environment.
  • intransitive verb To breed to excess.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To over-people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To fill with too many individuals; to exceed the capacity of a region to contain the population.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb cause to have too great a population

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Examples

  • Then as long as they don't "overpopulate" and encroach into "civilized" areas, they could do their thing in peace.

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  • But Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis R-Wyo. rose in opposition, saying the horses overpopulate many areas of her state and damage the rangeland.

    All voices heard as House brainstorms for budget trims

  • Because as long as the wolves that prey on livestock are eliminated, and as long as the ones that don't are not allowed to overpopulate and kill off too many of the deer and elk, and as long as hunters are allowed to hunt wolves just like other big game species, I am perfectly okay with letting them exist in the Lower 48.

    On Oregon Ranchers and Wolves

  • Because as long as the wolves that prey on livestock are eliminated, and as long as the ones that don't are not allowed to overpopulate and kill off too many of the deer and elk, and as long as hunters are allowed to hunt wolves just like other big game species, I am perfectly okay with letting them exist in the Lower 48.

    On Oregon Ranchers and Wolves

  • The wolves will not overpopulate and decimate the elk, but without wolves the elk will overpopulate, overbrouse the vegitation and then starve and become succeptible to diseases.

    Obama Administration Suspends Wolf Delisting

  • No matter how many Jazmine Sullivans, Melanie Fionas and Keri Hilsons overpopulate the R&B airwaves, the answer to these questions will always be "yes."

    Looking ahead: Five new artists to look for in 2011

  • But Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis R-Wyo. rose in opposition, saying the horses overpopulate many areas of her state and damage the rangeland.

    All voices heard as House brainstorms for budget trims

  • Back-from-the-Dead mused, In the Beginning Times, Breath Maker watched the earth overpopulate, and the hero Morning Star was instrumental in the origins of death.

    Fire The Sky

  • But Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis R-Wyo. rose in opposition, saying the horses overpopulate many areas of her state and damage the rangeland.

    All voices heard as House brainstorms for budget trims

  • Back-from-the-Dead mused, In the Beginning Times, Breath Maker watched the earth overpopulate, and the hero Morning Star was instrumental in the origins of death.

    Fire The Sky

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