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overpopulation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverpopulationo‧ver‧pop‧u‧la‧tion /ˌəʊvəpɒpjəˈleɪʃən $ ˌoʊvərpɑːp-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 when there are too many people living in a particular place 🔊 efforts to reduce overpopulationoverpopulated /ˌəʊvəˈpɒpəleɪtɪd $ ˌoʊvərˈpɑːp-/ adjective 🔊 our overpopulated cities
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overpopulationThe reasons in each case are the same: the sheer weight of human expansion and overpopulation.That army, unimaginably, would worsen under the goading pressures of famine, overpopulation, and bribery.And what had caused the overpopulation?They had helped the refuelling and restocking of colonists' ships fleeing the overpopulation, radiation and ozone poisoning.Below we challenge some of the major misconceptions arising from the overpopulation mentality.At the same time overpopulation kept agricultural wages at pitiful rates.From an ecological point of view, overpopulation is a disaster no matter where it occurs or spills over.
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