Depopulate Definition

dē-pŏpyə-lāt
depopulated, depopulates, depopulating
verb
depopulated, depopulates, depopulating
To reduce the population of, esp. by violence, disease, etc.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
desolatewipe outeliminatecommit mass murdercommit genocidedeprive of inhabitantseradicate the population ofexileoustevictresettleremove the inhabitants fromslaughtermassacrekill

Origin of Depopulate

  • Latin dēpopulāri dēpopulāt- to lay waste dē- de- populārī to ravage (from populus people, throng)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • de- +‎ populate

    From Wiktionary

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