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
References in classic literature ?
How didst thou grieve then, ADAM, to behold The end of all thy Ofspring, end so sad, Depopulation; thee another Floud, Of tears and sorrow a Floud thee also drown'd, And sunk thee as thy Sons; till gently reard By th' Angel, on thy feet thou stoodst at last, Though comfortless, as when a Father mourns His Childern, all in view destroyd at once; And scarce to th' Angel utterdst thus thy plaint.
The aging of society under depopulation is a source of concern about a possible significant decline in Japan's economic growth potential.
The crisis of Armenia's depopulation has already begun.
Since 2015, the association has conducted several rounds of depopulation efforts, whereby private insurers may make offers to take policies off the association's books.
The move has sparked fears over the "fragile economy" of remote communities and even further depopulation.
The Ifo institute study said depopulation was fuelling mounting doubts that a convergence of the country's eastern and western economies would ever be possible, and the gap between them was likely to widen unless immigration increased.
The result of this depopulation is that Spain now has an area twice the size of Belgium that is the least populated in the European Union and its more than 500 million people.
Insurance Department is still on its "depopulation of the AIP" kick.
The focus is on the villages, as remote and rural areas are most often affected by depopulation. The number of depopulated settlements is rising steadily, which is a problem for the whole of Europe.