populate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin populatus, past participle of populo (to populate).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

populate (third-person singular simple present populates, present participle populating, simple past and past participle populated)

  1. (transitive) To supply with inhabitants; to people.
  2. (intransitive) To live in; to inhabit.
  3. (computing, transitive/intransitive) To fill initially empty items in a collection.
    John clicked the Search button and waited for the list to populate.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

populate (comparative more populate, superlative most populate)

  1. (obsolete) populous
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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

populāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of populātus