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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
References in periodicals archive ?
During an FMD outbreak among livestock herds, response measures typically include (1) movement restrictions on animals, people and vehicles, (2) herd depopulation and (3) emergency vaccination (this may not, however, be available in the United States).
This plan includes provisions for herd depopulation, cleaning and disinfection: future land-use restrictions: restocking constraints with timelines; and added fencing requirements to prevent contact with wild white-tailed deer.
James Sutton, 58, of West Cork, denies placing a BSE infected beast among his cattle in an attempt to obtain herd depopulation compensation.