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[dee-pee-puh l]
verb (used with object), de·peo·pled, de·peo·pling.
  1. to depopulate.
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Origin of depeople

First recorded in 1605–15; de- + people
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Historical Examples

  • Nay, it needs no such stupendous cataclysm to depeople this uneasy orb.

    A Cynic Looks at Life

    Ambrose Bierce