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Meaning of depopulate

de•pop•u•late

Pronunciation: (v.dē-pop'yu-lāt"adj.dē-pop'yu-lit, -lāt"), [key]
— v., adj. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to remove or reduce the population of, as by destruction or expulsion.
—adj.
  1. depopulated.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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