Definition of Depopulate

1. Verb. Reduce in population. "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"

Exact synonyms: Desolate
Generic synonyms: Reduce, Shrink
Derivative terms: Depopulation, Desolation



Definition of Depopulate

1. v. t. To deprive of inhabitants, whether by death or by expulsion; to reduce greatly the populousness of; to dispeople; to unpeople.

2. v. i. To become dispeopled.

Definition of Depopulate

1. Verb. (transitive) To reduce the population of a region by disease, war, forced relocation etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Depopulate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Depopulate

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depopulate (current term)
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deportee

Literary usage of Depopulate

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1. Life in Danbury: Being a Brief But Comprehensive Record of the Doings of a by James Montgomery Bailey (1873)
"... your wife has disposed of them to a widow woman in the suburbs, are calculated to immediately depopulate the earth of women and shoemakers generally. ..."

2. The Rebellion: Its Consequences, and the Congressional Committee by Jacob Barker (1866)
"That emancipation would depopulate the South of its white population, and prove ruinous to the commerce of the world. The Abolition portion of the ..."

3. Paraguay on Shannon: The Price of a Political Priesthood ; Remarks on Policy by Frank Hugh O'Donnell (1908)
"... AGRARIAN LEGISLATION AND AGITATION: HOW THEY IMPOVERISH AND depopulate. THE LAND COURT FARCE THE FARMERS EXPEL THE LABOURERS WITNESS - BAITING AGAIN ..."

4. The Medico-chirurgical Review, and Journal of Practical Medicine (1832)
"... such a frightful state of things could not last Ions; and that unless some immediate check were given to the disorder, it must soon depopulate the Camp. ..."

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