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Definition of depopulate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

depopulate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌdiˈpɑpyəˌleɪt//
 
[usually passive] depopulate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they depopulate
 
he / she / it depopulates
 
past simple depopulated
 
-ing form depopulating
 
 
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to reduce the number of people living in a place Whole stretches of land were laid waste and depopulated.
depopulation
 
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NAmE//ˌdiˌpɑpyəˈleɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: depopulate