Overpopulate meaning

ō'vər-pŏp'yə-lāt'
To fill (an area, for example) with excessive population to the detriment of the inhabitants, resources, or environment.
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To breed to excess.

Wild animals that overpopulated and then starved.

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To populate (an area) too heavily for the available sustaining resources.
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To fill with too many individuals; to exceed the capacity of a region to contain the population.
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Origin of overpopulate

From over + populate