from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To fill (an area, for example) with excessive population to the detriment of the inhabitants, resources, or environment.
- intransitive v. To breed to excess: wild animals that overpopulated and then starved.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fill with too many individuals; to exceed the capacity of a region to contain the population.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To over-people.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to have too great a population
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Then as long as they don't "overpopulate" and encroach into "civilized" areas, they could do their thing in peace.
But Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis R-Wyo. rose in opposition, saying the horses overpopulate many areas of her state and damage the rangeland.
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."
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.
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.
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.
By arresting citizens who have done nothing wrong, it will tie up the courts, overpopulate the jails AND Socail Services will be out in record numbers to deal with the children of these ‘Offenders’.
We haven't even begun to overpopulate the earth yet.
It is common sense that deer that are allowed to overpopulate any area eventually inbreed until disease and deformation start occurring regularly.
There is no conspiracey to make big deer and overpopulate them read my previous posts.