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populate

[ pop-yuh-leyt ]
/ 藞p蓲p y蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), pop路u路lat路ed, pop路u路lat路ing.
to inhabit; live in; be the inhabitants of.
to furnish with inhabitants, as by colonization; people.
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Origin of populate

1570鈥80; <Medieval Latin popul膩tus, past participle of popul膩re to inhabit. See people, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for populate

populate
/ (藞p蓲pj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb (tr)
(often passive) to live in; inhabit
to provide a population for; colonize or people

Word Origin for populate

C16: from Medieval Latin popul膩re to provide with inhabitants, from Latin populus people
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