underpopulated
adjective Date: 1869 having a lower density of population than is normal or desirable

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  • underpopulated — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having an insufficient or very small population …   English terms dictionary

  • underpopulated — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • underpopulated — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)pɒ̱pjʊleɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ You describe a country or region as underpopulated when it could support a much larger population than it has. Many of the islands are mainly wild and underpopulated. Ant: overpopulated …   English dictionary

  • underpopulated — un|der|pop|u|lat|ed [ ,ʌndər papjə,leıtəd ] adjective an underpopulated area has very few people living in it, especially with the result that there are not enough people to do all the work ─ opposite OVERPOPULATED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • underpopulated — UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈpɒpjʊˌleɪtɪd] / US [ˌʌndərˈpɑpjəˌleɪtəd] adjective an underpopulated area has very few people living in it, especially with the result that there are not enough people to do all the work …   English dictionary

  • underpopulated — underpopulation, n. /un deuhr pop yeuh lay tid/, adj. having a population lower than is normal or desirable. [1880 85; UNDER + POPULATE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • underpopulated — adjective Having an insufficient population for economic viability …   Wiktionary

  • underpopulated — adj. having a lower population than normal or desired, having less than the needed amount of residents …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underpopulated — adjective having an insufficient or very small population. Derivatives underpopulation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • underpopulated — un der•pop′u•lat ed adj …   From formal English to slang

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