[dee-pee-puh l]

verb (used with object), de·peo·pled, de·peo·pling.

to depopulate.

Origin of depeople

First recorded in 1605–15; de- + people Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for depeopled

Historical Examples of depeopled

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

  • 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