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tr.v. dis·peo·pled, dis·peo·pling, dis·peo·ples
To depopulate.
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vb (tr)
1. (Sociology) to remove the inhabitants from
2. obsolete to exterminate
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(dɪsˈpi pəl)

v.t. -pled, -pling.
to depopulate.
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