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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.


(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"


[diːˈpɒpjʊleɪtɪd] adj [area] → dépeuplé(e)
References in classic literature ?
If it were indeed as you suggest, the Universe would soon be depopulated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two weeks ago, our weird, irresponsible, right-wing establishment opened 49km of mainly single track, rural railway line in depopulated southern Scotland.
In his words, an intensive dialogue is needed with local authorities in depopulated areas of EU member states which could receive migrants to cope with their demographic issues.
The Palestinian Nakba also took place on 15 May 1948, when more than 500 Palestinian towns and cities were occupied and depopulated by Israel.
Al-Ayyam reported that Palestinian refugees commemorated the anniversary of the Nakba on the armistice line running through their original village of Al-Walaja, which was depopulated in 1948.