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Definitions for depopulate
diˈpɒp yəˌleɪtde·pop·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depopulate, desolateverb

    reduce in population

    "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"

Wiktionary

  1. depopulateverb

    To reduce the population of a region by disease, war, forced relocation etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depopulateverb

    to deprive of inhabitants, whether by death or by expulsion; to reduce greatly the populousness of; to dispeople; to unpeople

    Etymology: [L. depopulatus, p. p. of depopulari to ravage; de- + populari to ravage, fr. populus people: cf. OF. depopuler, F. dpeupler. See People.]

  2. Depopulateverb

    to become dispeopled

    Etymology: [L. depopulatus, p. p. of depopulari to ravage; de- + populari to ravage, fr. populus people: cf. OF. depopuler, F. dpeupler. See People.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Depopulate

    de-pop′ū-lāt, v.t. to deprive of population, to dispeople.—v.i. to become dispeopled.—adj. depopulated.—ns. Depopulā′tion, act of depopulating: havoc: destruction; Depop′ulator. [L. depopulāri, depopulātusde, inten., and populāri, to spread over a country, said of a hostile people (L. populus)—hence to ravage, to destroy. Some make it a freq. of spoliāre, to plunder.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of depopulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of depopulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of depopulate in a Sentence

  1. John McCain:

    John McCain said. Last weekend, the Obama administration sent six Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay for resettlement as refugees as part of Guantanamo Bay plan to depopulate the camp prior to its closure. Four of the former detainees -- Ahmed Adnan Ahjam, Ali Hussain Shaabaan, Omar Mahmoud Faraj, and Jihad Diyab -- are Syrian nationals, while Abdul Bin Mohammed Abis Ourgy is Tunisian, and Mohammed Tahanmatan is Palestinian, according to Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby. RELATED : GOP congressman : We' ought to rethink' Gitmo transfer policy I just don't think that is trustworthy, i am very concerned.

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