overpopulation

overpopulation
[[t]o͟ʊvə(r)pɒpjʊle͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]]
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If there is a problem of overpopulation in an area, there are more people living there than can be supported properly.

...young persons who are concerned about overpopulation in the world.

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