depopulate

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de- +‎ populate

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depopulate (third-person singular simple present depopulates, present participle depopulating, simple past and past participle depopulated)

  1. (transitive) To reduce the population of a region by disease, war, forced relocation etc.
    • Shakespeare
      Where is this viper, / That would depopulate the city?

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Verb[edit]

dēpopulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēpopulō