dispeople

[ dis-pee-puhl ]
/ dɪsˈpi pəl /

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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