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overcrowding

(ō″vĕr-krowd′ing)
The act of filling past capacity or the state of being filled past capacity or comfort.
In geography, having more inhabitants in a region than can be supported locally with life's necessities.
In health care facilities, being burdened by excessive demands for services, esp. in emergency departments or urgent care settings.
overcrowded (-krowd′ĕd), adjective
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The Howard League said that most prisoners living in overcrowded conditions are required to share cells that were designed for one person.
Those who don't live in housing considered legally overcrowded may still have very cramped living conditions.
A number of residents pointed out that authorities have regularly tried to address the situation by confiscating clothes and bicycles as well as imposed fines against overcrowded flats but the problem seems to persist.
Also in overcrowded housing live 82% of tenants in Bulgaria who pay market rent, while in the EU the indicator is only 30%.
The most overcrowded route in 2016 was the 07:16 Southern service from East Grinstead to London Bridge.
According to findings of the preliminary analysis, the problem of overcrowded schools is particularly critical in Bishkek and Chui region, she added.
Some are in these overcrowded cells for 23 hours a day.
* The statewide percentage of overcrowded homes is twice the national average.
Overcrowded prisons are also one of the recruiting grounds for militancy and criminality.
There have been reports that trains at peak times are so overcrowded that up to a dozen passengers have been forced to stand in toilets to continue their journey.
An emergency department (ED) is considered to be "overcrowded" when the number of patients exceeds its treatment capacity or it does not have the conditions to meet the specific needs of the next patient to be treated (1).
ALL three Merseyside prisons operated above capacity last year, with HMP Kennet one of the most overcrowded jails in Britain.