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Definition of depopulation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

depopulation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˌpɒpjuˈleɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˌpɑːpjuˈleɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a reduction in the number of people living in a place The present trend of depopulation of English cities could be reversed in the next 20 years.