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dispeople

[ dis-pee-puhl ]
/ dɪsˈpi pəl /
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verb (used with object), dis·peo·pled, dis·peo·pling.
to deprive of people; depopulate.
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Origin of dispeople

First recorded in 1480–90; dis-1 + people

OTHER WORDS FROM dispeople

dis·peo·ple·ment, noundis·peo·pler, noun
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How to use dispeople in a sentence

  • As for conflagrations and great droughts, they do not merely dispeople and destroy.

    Essays|Francis Bacon
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