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de·pop·u·late

 (dē-pŏp′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. de·pop·u·lat·ed, de·pop·u·lat·ing, de·pop·u·lates
To reduce sharply the population of, as by disease, war, or forcible relocation.

[Latin dēpopulāri, dēpopulāt-, to lay waste : dē-, de- + populārī, to ravage (from populus, people, throng).]

de·pop′u·la′tion n.
de·pop′u·la′tor n.

depopulate

(dɪˈpɒpjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(Sociology) to be or cause to be reduced in population
deˌpopuˈlation n

de•pop•u•late

(diˈpɒp yəˌleɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to remove or reduce the population of, as by destruction or expulsion.
[1525–35; < Latin dēpopulātus devastated, past participle of dēpopulārī; see de-, populate]
de•pop`u•la′tion, n.
de•pop′u•la`tor, n.

depopulate


Past participle: depopulated
Gerund: depopulating

Imperative
depopulate
depopulate
Present
I depopulate
you depopulate
he/she/it depopulates
we depopulate
you depopulate
they depopulate
Preterite
I depopulated
you depopulated
he/she/it depopulated
we depopulated
you depopulated
they depopulated
Present Continuous
I am depopulating
you are depopulating
he/she/it is depopulating
we are depopulating
you are depopulating
they are depopulating
Present Perfect
I have depopulated
you have depopulated
he/she/it has depopulated
we have depopulated
you have depopulated
they have depopulated
Past Continuous
I was depopulating
you were depopulating
he/she/it was depopulating
we were depopulating
you were depopulating
they were depopulating
Past Perfect
I had depopulated
you had depopulated
he/she/it had depopulated
we had depopulated
you had depopulated
they had depopulated
Future
I will depopulate
you will depopulate
he/she/it will depopulate
we will depopulate
you will depopulate
they will depopulate
Future Perfect
I will have depopulated
you will have depopulated
he/she/it will have depopulated
we will have depopulated
you will have depopulated
they will have depopulated
Future Continuous
I will be depopulating
you will be depopulating
he/she/it will be depopulating
we will be depopulating
you will be depopulating
they will be depopulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been depopulating
you have been depopulating
he/she/it has been depopulating
we have been depopulating
you have been depopulating
they have been depopulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been depopulating
you will have been depopulating
he/she/it will have been depopulating
we will have been depopulating
you will have been depopulating
they will have been depopulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been depopulating
you had been depopulating
he/she/it had been depopulating
we had been depopulating
you had been depopulating
they had been depopulating
Conditional
I would depopulate
you would depopulate
he/she/it would depopulate
we would depopulate
you would depopulate
they would depopulate
Past Conditional
I would have depopulated
you would have depopulated
he/she/it would have depopulated
we would have depopulated
you would have depopulated
they would have depopulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.depopulate - reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"
shrink, reduce - reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
Translations

depopulate

[diːˈpɒpjʊleɪt] VTdespoblar

depopulate

[diːˈpɒpjʊleɪt] vt [+ area] → dépeupler

depopulate

depopulate

[ˌdiːˈpɒpjʊleɪt] vtspopolare
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These vampire bats sometimes depopulate a whole village.
Happy Ned proposed to return to this enchanting island the next day, for he wished to depopulate it of all the eatable quadrupeds.
The barbarous savage nations of Shawanese, Cherokees, Wyandots, Tawas, Delawares, and several others near Detroit, united in a war against us, and assembled their choicest warriors at old Chelicothe, to go on the expedition, in order to destroy us, and entirely depopulate the country.
What is normal hunting is, and what's more, wild boar hunting managed to depopulate in connection with the threat of ASF, which is fatal to pigs.
After taking up so much of the market share for 11 years, Citizens finally began to take steps to depopulate in 2013.
We condemn this tribalistic and genocidal act by members of Kiir government to depopulate Greater Upper Nile region through such tactics," Bor Gatwech Kuany, head of South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency, SPLM/A Humanitarian wing, told Sudan Tribune.
In "The Death and Life of Detroit" in our May issue, BARRY YEOMAN reported on grassroots efforts to revitalize blighted Motor City neighborhoods--efforts that could be imperiled by Mayor Dave Bing's ambitious plan to depopulate parts of the metropolitan area by decreasing city services to some of those neighborhoods.
Speaking at a fringe event organised by the Association of North East Councils (ANEC) and Northumbrian Water, the minister said: "Alan's made the case on many occasions about the need to make sure that housing, and rural housing and small community housing is available for those who need it otherwise you simply depopulate the countryside.
His prior professional experience includes serving as the director of a program to depopulate the Florida Residential Joint Underwriting Association under former Insurance Commissioner Bill Nelson, and as vice president of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents.
From the Duc d'Orleans' Palais Royal these Orleaniste Jacobins unleashed their agents to terrorize, de-Christianize, and depopulate France, in the name of "reason" and the creation of a "Republic of Virtue" based on "Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.
Territorial cohesion also remains an enormous challenge: faced with over-urbanisation and its corollary (poverty), rural zones continue to depopulate.