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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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If it goes into effect, the development will address overcrowding and contribute to quality education.
"This level of overcrowding is completely unacceptable, and the safety and welfare of patients is being put at risk with this level of severe overcrowding.
Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: "The failure to build enough social homes, combined with rising private rents and an onslaught of welfare Overcrowding than six times in social housing among cuts, has seen overcrowding sky-rocket in the last decade.
"I looked at the price, architecture and greenery around the area but didn't notice the issue of overcrowding. I was surprised once I moved in," he said.
The lowest share of overcrowding in the EU-28 countries is reported in Cyprus (2 per cent), Ireland (2.1 per cent), Belgium (3 per cent), Luxembourg and Spain - 4 per cent, the Eurostat analysis.
Earlier, the injured persons narrated how they suffered problems due to overcrowding at the rally in Thakurnagar which had huge attendance.
Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said: "Under the Tories, fares have risen three times faster than average wages and severe disruption has blighted the network, meaning services are often delayed or cancelled, which in turn has led to overcrowding.
Consequently, this newly established team - a joint initiative by the ministries of Justice and Interior - has been charged with expediting court legal procedures in order to ease the problem of prison overcrowding.
During the afternoon three-hour peak, between 4pm and 6.59pm, overcrowding on trains leaving Birmingham was at its highest level for seven years.
"It piles pressure on the population and worsens overcrowding, which in turn creates conditions for drug abuse, violence and self-injury."
* Overcrowding impacts rural Alaska, with more than half of all households in some areas overcrowded.
This paper examined the impacts of overcrowding on the reintegration of the prisoners with specific focus on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan) jails.