depopulation


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depopulation - the condition of having reduced numbers of inhabitants (or no inhabitants at all)
environmental condition - the state of the environment
Translations

depopulation

[ˈdiːˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən] N [of region] → despoblación f

depopulation

[ˌdiːpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən] n [area] → dépopulation f, dépeuplement m
rural depopulation → dépeuplement m des campagnes

depopulation

depopulation

[ˈdiːˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃn] nspopolamento
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