depeople

[ dee-pee-puh l ]
/ diˈpi pəl /
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verb (used with object), de·peo·pled, de·peo·pling.

to depopulate.

Origin of depeople

First recorded in 1605–15; de- + people
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Examples from the Web for depeopled

  • The Russians may finally take Norway, but it will then be a devastated and depeopled land.

    Through Scandinavia to Moscow|William Seymour Edwards
  • Great was the slaughter, and ample the plunder; and the town, awed and depeopled, submitted to flame and to sword.

    Harold, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Labrador must shortly be depeopled, not only of aboriginal man, but of all else having life, owing to man's cupidity.