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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.
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depopulate

(dɪˈpɒpjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(Sociology) to be or cause to be reduced in population
deˌpopuˈlation n
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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.
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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
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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?"
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Translations

depopulate

[diːˈpɒpjʊleɪt] VTdespoblar
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depopulate

[diːˈpɒpjʊleɪt] vt [+ area] → dépeupler
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depopulate

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depopulate

[ˌdiːˈpɒpjʊleɪt] vtspopolare
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References in classic literature ?
When Oliver disappeared from the life of the Gardens we had lofted him out of the story, and did very well without him, extending our operations to the mainland, where they were on so vast a scale that we were rapidly depopulating the earth.
Her name was Scheherazade, and her idea was, that she would either redeem the land from the depopulating tax upon its beauty, or perish, after the approved fashion of all heroines, in the attempt.
I want to enjoin us all to keep on the good work by depopulating hell and populating the Kingdom of God.
The move aimed at protesting what the extremist movement called the "depopulating" of white Austrians and the plight of native Europeans.
Meanwhile, changes intended to curb electoral fraud are having the unfortunate side effect of depopulating the electoral register.
The move is also aimed at depopulating the already overcrowded banking market.
The corollary is that the depopulating nation may become less willing and able than it has been for the past six decades to help the United States defend the liberal international order.