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depopulate

[ verb dee-pop-yuh-leyt; adjective dee-pop-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ verb di藞p蓲p y蓹藢le瑟t; adjective di藞p蓲p y蓹 l瑟t, -藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), de路pop路u路lat路ed, de路pop路u路lat路ing.
to remove or reduce the population of, as by destruction or expulsion.
adjective
Archaic. depopulated.
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Origin of depopulate

1525鈥35; <Latin d膿popul膩tus devastated (past participle of d膿popul膩r墨), equivalent to d膿-de- + popul膩tus;see populate

OTHER WORDS FROM depopulate

de路pop路u路la路tion, nounde路pop路u路la路tive, adjectivede路pop路u路la路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for depopulate

depopulate
/ (d瑟藞p蓲pj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
to be or cause to be reduced in population

Derived forms of depopulate

depopulation, noun
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