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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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Examples from the Web for depeopled

Historical Examples

  • Labrador must shortly be depeopled, not only of aboriginal man, but of all else having life, owing to man's cupidity.

    Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)

    Maria R. Audubon

  • 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

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

    Through Scandinavia to Moscow

    William Seymour Edwards