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overcrowd

[oh-ver-kroud] /ˌoʊ vərˈkraʊd/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to crowd to an uncomfortable or undesirable excess.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; over- + crowd1
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  • This led to overcrowding and the highest infant mortality in the kingdom.
British Dictionary definitions for overcrowding

overcrowding

/ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪŋ/
noun
1.
a state of being filled with more people or things than is desirable; congestion

overcrowd

/ˌəʊvəˈkraʊd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to fill (a room, vehicle, city, etc) with more people or things than is desirable
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Word Origin and History for overcrowding

overcrowd

v.

1766, from over- + crowd (v.). Related: Overcrowded; overcrowding.

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