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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.
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(Human Geography) (of a place) reduced in population
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Adj.1.depopulated - having lost inhabitants as by war or disease; "the 15th century plagues left vast areas of Europe depopulated"
uninhabited - not having inhabitants; not lived in; "an uninhabited island"; "gaping doors of uninhabited houses"
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[diːˈpɒpjʊleɪtɪd] adj [area] → dépeuplé(e)
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References in classic literature ?
"If it were indeed as you suggest, the Universe would soon be depopulated. No, no; neighbourhood is needless for the union of hearts; and the birth of children is too important a matter to have been allowed to depend upon such an accident as proximity.
When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court, and with these retired to the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys.
They were brave men and noble fighters, and it grieved me that I had been forced to kill them, but I would have willingly depopulated all Barsoom could I have reached the side of my Dejah Thoris in no other way.
We must remember, rather, with what awe we watched the gigantic footsteps of the Asiatic cholera, striding from shore to shore of the Atlantic, and marching like destiny upon cities far remote which flight had already half depopulated. There is no other fear so horrible and unhumanizing as that which makes man dread to breathe heaven's vital air lest it be poison, or to grasp the hand of a brother or friend lest the gripe of the pestilence should clutch him.
The depopulated land is then recruited from the rapacious, hordes of enlightened individuals who settle themselves within its borders, and clamorously announce the progress of the Truth.
Methinks Derby will soon be depopulated unless you return quickly to your home."
I could only account for it on the hypothesis that the country had been entirely depopulated except for a few scattered and forgotten children, who, in some marvelous manner, had been preserved by Providence to re-populate the land.
The project is to result in environmental improvement and restoration, upgraded visitor infrastructure and an increased number of tourists, thereby creating jobs in depopulated rural areas.
Addressing the issue of forced migration, Emily Jacir's twelve photographs from the series "Bethlehem and Ramallah, April 2002," and a work in progress titled Memorial to 418 Palestinian Villages Which Were Destroyed, Depopulated and Occupied by Israel in 1948, 2001-, connected the show to one of the world's most unstable and troubling places.
On the other hand, al-Hayat al-Jadida reported that a delegation of South African Jews extended their apologies for any support offered by South African Jews to Israeli settlement projects in Palestine and that they offered their apologies to displaced Palestinian residents of the depopulated village of Lubya.
A curious and perhaps positive detail in the statistics shows that 5 of those 181 villages depopulated as of February 2011 have new inhabitants now, writes the Bulgarian News Agency.
In the urban setting (prior at least to the phenomenon of the SoHo boutique), such places occupy what, to draw on a poetics of modernist melancholy that dates back to the era of the buildings themselves, Guillaume Apollinaire called the "zone": all inbetween province of open space, labor, depopulated nights, and not a small amount of lumpen ennui.