verb (used with object), de·pop·u·lat·ed, de·pop·u·lat·ing.
Origin of depopulate
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These earlier refugees resulted from, among other sources, the depopulation of the largest Palestinian cities of Yaffa and Haifa.
In most cases, however, the enclosures and depopulation were only partial.An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England|Edward Potts Cheyney
A good way to appreciate the depopulation is to go by land from Anaho to Hatiheu on the adjacent bay.
And depopulation works both ways, the doors of death being set wide open, and the door of birth almost closed.
He'd gone into exile with his uncle when that unhappily reasonable man let Tralee surrender rather than be bombed to depopulation.Talents, Incorporated|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
John Williams in a petition states that he was committed to Newgate for being one at the depopulation of the forest of Dean.The Chronicles of Newgate, vol. 1/2|Arthur Griffiths